Video from 2005 raid on Jeffrey Epstein’s estate shows images of underage girls
Newly surfaced video from a 2005 police raid on Jeffrey Epstein’s sprawling Palm Beach estate offers a disturbing glimpse into the late pedophile’s tastes — including photographs of scantily clad underage girls, according to reports.
Detectives investigating Epstein’s alleged sexual relationships with young girls enter the mansion with guns drawn and read a search warrant to the house manager.
“The court, being satisfied of the existence of said ground [for search] set forth in the affidavit and that the laws of the State of Florida have been violated in or on a premises known and described as follows, to wit 358 El Brillo Road,” one detective reads, according to footage obtained by CBS 12.
The officers then sweep through the $16.4 million waterfront compound, where they come across a photo of a girl who appears to be about 6 years old bending over in a short dress with her behind exposed, according to the Daily Mail. Authorities blurred the image.
Another photograph features a girl who appears to be about 15 posing in a tiny bikini — hanging right above a naked girl lying on a beach, the video shows.
Several photos show the financier’s then-girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell, who has been accused in civil suits of having recruited underage victims for Epstein — and of engaging in three-way sex with him and various girls.
Maxwell — who has denied the allegations and has not been charged with any crimes — is stretched out naked on a beach in one photograph captured in the nearly hour-long video, the Daily Mail reported.
One blurred image shows a couple who resemble Epstein and Maxwell in what appears to be the White House press briefing room — though there was no way to determine its authenticity.
Epstein had longstanding ties to former President Bill Clinton, who took at least 26 trips on the millionaire’s Boeing 727 between 2001 and 2003, according to a Fox News report.
Before Epstein hanged himself in a Manhattan jail cell while awaiting trial on federal sex-trafficking charges, Clinton released a statement saying he knew nothing of the crimes Epstein had committed.
The home also features what appears to be a fully equipped dentist’s chair and cart, which is stocked with drills and other instruments, as well as a lamp, the news outlet reported.
A crudely drawn picture of a baby and a skull also hangs on a wall, with quotes from Ralph Waldo Emerson (“A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature”) and “Star Trek’s” Mr. Spock (“Live long and prosper”).
Some photographs depict Epstein shaking hands with world leaders including Pope John Paul II and Cuba’s Fidel Castro.
A police report cited by the Daily Mail lists sex aids, four massage tables and soap-on-a-rope among dozens of items authorities seized along with the framed photos of naked girls.
Epstein eventually pleaded guilty to a single charge of soliciting an underage prostitute under a sweetheart deal that saw him serve just 13 months behind bars and required him to register as a sex offender.