U.S. Virgin Islands – Today, Attorney General for the U.S. Virgin Islands Denise N. George filed an amended complaint in the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands Division of St. Thomas and St. John detailing newly-obtained evidence that reveals facts pertaining to the alleged scope of Jeffrey Epstein and his criminal enterprise in the Virgin Islands.
The complaint adds Darren K. Indyke and Richard D. Kahn, Co-Executors of the Estate of Jeffrey E. Epstein, as defendants, and details information regarding their involvement in the criminal activity described in the original complaint. The Attorney General added Indyke and Kahn as defendants in their individual capacities based on newly obtained information revealing their involvement as “captains” of Epstein’s criminal enterprise. This includes their direct participation in virtually all of the business operations and financial activities of Epstein’s trafficking network, including facilitating forced marriages among Epstein’s victims to secure their immigration status.
In the proposed amended complaint, the Government continues to allege Epstein anchored a criminal enterprise, the “Epstein Enterprise,” through which numerous young women and female children were trafficked, raped, sexually assaulted and held captive in the Virgin Islands at Epstein’s secluded private island, Little St. James. Participants in the Epstein Enterprise used deception, fraud and coercion to entice and lure vulnerable girls, some as young as 13-yearsold, into human sex trafficking, with promises to help them and their families pay for school, health care, or other financial needs. Epstein, along with other associates, carried out and concealed his scheme.
“One year ago, on January 25, 2020, my office first filed a civil suit against the Estate of Jeffrey Epstein. Despite the Estate’s continual refusal to cooperate with discovery, documents and information obtained from third parties, my office has uncovered extensive evidence about the lengths that Epstein and his co-conspirators went to conceal and protect their long-running sex trafficking operation, and many other fraudulent actions,” said U.S. Virgin Islands Attorney General Denise N. George. “This new filing lays out some of the additionalinformation the Attorney General’s Office has learned through its investigation. My office is taking every step under the law to ensure the victims, our Government, and our residents obtain the answers they deserve. I commend my team for the work they have done and for their dedication to the work yet to be done in this case.”
The suit is Government of the United States Virgin Islands v. Estate of Jeffrey E. Epstein, et al in the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands Division of St. Thomas and St. John. Read the full complaint [PDF ATTACHED)]. ###
February 10, 2021
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