Jeffrey Epstein’s $18million Florida beach estate where he abused children demolished

Demolition crews have pulled down the notorious Florida mansion where sex offender and financier Jeffery Epstein sexually assaulted young girls.

Developer Todd Michael Glaser purchased the sprawling Palm Beach estate for $18.5million last month and he sighed ‘finally’ as the first bulldozers began raising the house of horrors to the ground on Monday. 

Glaser, who has previously said it would be personally satisfying to tear down the mansion due to its horrific history, said he plans to replace it with a 14,000-square-foot ‘Art Moderne home’.    

Breaking his rule not to comment publicly on his deals, Lawrence Moens, a Palm Beach real estate broker who represented Glaser, told the Palm Beach Daily News: ‘I only got involved in the sale of Jeffrey Epstein’s residence to ensure it would be wiped off the map of Palm Beach.’

A large yellow digger was seen clawing at the luxury mansion on Monday where Epstein forced school girls to massage him – sometimes in their underwear or naked – and tearing it down in large chunks. 

The property, which has stood since 1952 and was bought by Epstein in 1990, includes a main house, a pool cabana building and another staff house – all of which are being demolished. 

The swimming pool is also being destroyed and filled in. 

Demolition crews on Monday pulled down the notorious Florida mansion where sex offender and financier Jeffery Epstein sexually assaulted young girls

Demolition crews on Monday pulled down the notorious Florida mansion where sex offender and financier Jeffery Epstein sexually assaulted young girls

Demolition crews on Monday pulled down the notorious Florida mansion where sex offender and financier Jeffery Epstein sexually assaulted young girls

Developer Todd Michael Glaser, who purchased the sprawling Palm Beach estate for $18.5million last month, sighed ‘finally’ as the first bulldozers began raising the house of horrors to the ground

Work crews stood by as the yellow digger tore down chunks of the home on Monday

Work crews stood by as the yellow digger tore down chunks of the home on Monday

Work crews stood by as the yellow digger tore down chunks of the home on Monday 

On Monday, a large yellow digger was seen clawing at the luxury mansion where he forced school girls to massage him - sometimes in their underwear or naked - and tearing it down in large chunks

On Monday, a large yellow digger was seen clawing at the luxury mansion where he forced school girls to massage him - sometimes in their underwear or naked - and tearing it down in large chunks

On Monday, a large yellow digger was seen clawing at the luxury mansion where he forced school girls to massage him – sometimes in their underwear or naked – and tearing it down in large chunks 

The waterfront Palm Beach estate (bottom right), just over a mile from Donald Trump 's Mar-a-Lago, went on the market in July for $21.995 million. Last month, Mr Glaser bought the property for a discounted price of $18.5 million

The waterfront Palm Beach estate (bottom right), just over a mile from Donald Trump 's Mar-a-Lago, went on the market in July for $21.995 million. Last month, Mr Glaser bought the property for a discounted price of $18.5 million

The waterfront Palm Beach estate (bottom right), just over a mile from Donald Trump ‘s Mar-a-Lago, went on the market in July for $21.995 million. Last month, Mr Glaser bought the property for a discounted price of $18.5 million

The waterfront Palm Beach estate, just over a mile from Donald Trump‘s Mar-a-Lago, went on the market in July for $21.995 million. 

Last month, Glaser bought the property for a discounted price of $18.5 million.

Epstein, 66, killed himself in a Manhattan federal jail in August 2019 while he awaited trial on sex trafficking charges

Epstein, 66, killed himself in a Manhattan federal jail in August 2019 while he awaited trial on sex trafficking charges

Epstein, 66, killed himself in a Manhattan federal jail in August 2019 while he awaited trial on sex trafficking charges

Epstein’s property had been locked up for over 18 months, since the sex offender’s arrest, and has been graffitied with the words with the words ‘GONE BUT NOT FORGIVEN’ in blood-red paint.

Glaser had to ask permission from neighbors before razing the six-bedroom main house and three-bedroom staff house.   

Such a request was necessary because of the pricey nature of the posh enclave, which usually prohibits such demolition projects during the winter months, when wealthy snowbirds flock to so-called Billionaires Row for its warm climate, white sandy beaches and palatial homes.   

Epstein, 66, killed himself in a Manhattan federal jail in August 2019 while he awaited trial on sex trafficking charges that alleged he abused women and girls under the age 18 at the Florida estate and his Manhattan mansion in the early 2000s. 

He bought the property in 1990 for $2.5 million and used it to allegedly abuse scores of victims.  

Brad Edwards, a Fort Lauderdale attorney who represents around 50 clients who say they were abused by Epstein, described the demolition as ‘symbolic’. 

‘I think that the symbolic power of destroying the house of horrors cannot be overstated,’ he said. 

‘I can imagine there is going to be some amount of relief that the nightmare of what went on in the house [has] been buried to some degree.’  

Glaser, the developer who has previously said it would be personally satisfying to tear down the mansion due to its horrific history, said he plans to replace it with a 14,000-square-foot 'Art Moderne home'

Glaser, the developer who has previously said it would be personally satisfying to tear down the mansion due to its horrific history, said he plans to replace it with a 14,000-square-foot 'Art Moderne home'

Glaser, the developer who has previously said it would be personally satisfying to tear down the mansion due to its horrific history, said he plans to replace it with a 14,000-square-foot ‘Art Moderne home’

Huge trucks were brought in to remove the debris from the demolition, which was overseen by developer Todd Michael Glaser

Huge trucks were brought in to remove the debris from the demolition, which was overseen by developer Todd Michael Glaser

Huge trucks were brought in to remove the debris from the demolition, which was overseen by developer Todd Michael Glaser 

Mr Glaser previously said it would be personally satisfying to tear down the mansion and replace it with a 14,000-square-foot 'Art Moderne home'

Mr Glaser previously said it would be personally satisfying to tear down the mansion and replace it with a 14,000-square-foot 'Art Moderne home'

Mr Glaser previously said it would be personally satisfying to tear down the mansion and replace it with a 14,000-square-foot ‘Art Moderne home’

A large yellow digger was seen clawing at the luxury mansion where he forced school girls to massage him - sometimes in their underwear or naked - and tearing it down in large chunks

A large yellow digger was seen clawing at the luxury mansion where he forced school girls to massage him - sometimes in their underwear or naked - and tearing it down in large chunks

A large yellow digger was seen clawing at the luxury mansion where he forced school girls to massage him – sometimes in their underwear or naked – and tearing it down in large chunks 

The property, which has stood since 1952 and was bought by Epstein in 1990, includes a main house, a pool cabana building and another staff house - all of which are being demolished. The swimming pool is also being destroyed and filled in. Pictured: One of the bedrooms in the main house is partially destroyed

The property, which has stood since 1952 and was bought by Epstein in 1990, includes a main house, a pool cabana building and another staff house - all of which are being demolished. The swimming pool is also being destroyed and filled in. Pictured: One of the bedrooms in the main house is partially destroyed

The property, which has stood since 1952 and was bought by Epstein in 1990, includes a main house, a pool cabana building and another staff house – all of which are being demolished. The swimming pool is also being destroyed and filled in. Pictured: One of the bedrooms in the main house is partially destroyed

Epstein bought the property in 1990 for $2.5 million and used it to allegedly abuse scores of victims. Pictured: One of the bedrooms in the main house in the process of being demolished

Epstein bought the property in 1990 for $2.5 million and used it to allegedly abuse scores of victims. Pictured: One of the bedrooms in the main house in the process of being demolished

Epstein bought the property in 1990 for $2.5 million and used it to allegedly abuse scores of victims. Pictured: One of the bedrooms in the main house in the process of being demolished

Brad Edwards, a Fort Lauderdale attorney who represents around 50 clients who say they were abused by Epstein, said the demolition is 'symbolic'. Pictured: The upstairs hallway of Epstein's mansion is in the process of being demolished

Brad Edwards, a Fort Lauderdale attorney who represents around 50 clients who say they were abused by Epstein, said the demolition is 'symbolic'. Pictured: The upstairs hallway of Epstein's mansion is in the process of being demolished

Brad Edwards, a Fort Lauderdale attorney who represents around 50 clients who say they were abused by Epstein, said the demolition is ‘symbolic’. Pictured: The upstairs hallway of Epstein’s mansion is in the process of being demolished 

The nine-bedroom roughly 14,000-square-foot house with a large swimming pool was designed by architect John Volk in what is described as West Indies style. The pool is going to be demolished and filled in

The nine-bedroom roughly 14,000-square-foot house with a large swimming pool was designed by architect John Volk in what is described as West Indies style. The pool is going to be demolished and filled in

The nine-bedroom roughly 14,000-square-foot house with a large swimming pool was designed by architect John Volk in what is described as West Indies style. The pool is going to be demolished and filled in 

Epstein was accused of abusing a number of school girls at the property which was left empty for 18 months following his arrest. Pictured: The rear exterior of Epstein's home

Epstein was accused of abusing a number of school girls at the property which was left empty for 18 months following his arrest. Pictured: The rear exterior of Epstein's home

Epstein was accused of abusing a number of school girls at the property which was left empty for 18 months following his arrest. Pictured: The rear exterior of Epstein’s home

Built in 1952, it was one of a number of properties where Epstein groomed and sexually assaulted underage girls and women as part of a sprawling sex trafficking scheme, prosecutors said. Pictured: The front exterior of the Palm Beach home

Built in 1952, it was one of a number of properties where Epstein groomed and sexually assaulted underage girls and women as part of a sprawling sex trafficking scheme, prosecutors said. Pictured: The front exterior of the Palm Beach home

Built in 1952, it was one of a number of properties where Epstein groomed and sexually assaulted underage girls and women as part of a sprawling sex trafficking scheme, prosecutors said. Pictured: The front exterior of the Palm Beach home

The house was where the crimes that would eventually lead to his downfall were first reported, in 2005. Pictured: The first floor walkway inside Epstein's home

The house was where the crimes that would eventually lead to his downfall were first reported, in 2005. Pictured: The first floor walkway inside Epstein's home

The house was where the crimes that would eventually lead to his downfall were first reported, in 2005. Pictured: The first floor walkway inside Epstein’s home

The millionaire financier bought the property in 1990 for $2.5 million, according to records

The millionaire financier bought the property in 1990 for $2.5 million, according to records

The millionaire financier bought the property in 1990 for $2.5 million, according to records

The swimming pool at Epstein's house (pictured prior to demolition work) will also be replaced. The property has roughly 170 feet of water frontage on the Intracoastal Waterway with space for a dock

The swimming pool at Epstein's house (pictured prior to demolition work) will also be replaced. The property has roughly 170 feet of water frontage on the Intracoastal Waterway with space for a dock

The swimming pool at Epstein’s house (pictured prior to demolition work) will also be replaced. The property has roughly 170 feet of water frontage on the Intracoastal Waterway with space for a dock

Jeffrey Epstein's Palm Beach mansion on El Brillo Way where he sexually abused young girls is being knocked down

Jeffrey Epstein's Palm Beach mansion on El Brillo Way where he sexually abused young girls is being knocked down

Jeffrey Epstein’s Palm Beach mansion on El Brillo Way where he sexually abused young girls is being knocked down

The property has roughly 170 feet of water frontage on the Intracoastal Waterway with space for a dock. 

The nine-bedroom roughly 14,000-square-foot house with a large swimming pool was designed by architect John Volk in what is described as West Indies style.

Built in 1952, it was one of a number of properties where Epstein groomed and sexually assaulted underage girls and women as part of a sprawling sex trafficking scheme, prosecutors said. 

The house was where the crimes that would eventually lead to his downfall were first reported in 2005.  

Epstein had been recruiting underage girls for ‘massages’ from Palm Beach high school and one eventually confessed to her mother what was going on, who then went to the police.

The girls would be hired to massage Epstein in their underwear or totally naked. Often the massages progressed to sexual touching as Epstein allegedly used vibrators on the girls and masturbated. 

He paid them $200-$300 a time with another $200 going to other schoolgirls who recruited them to go to mansion on Palm Beach’s El Brillo Way. 

Dozens of victims were underprivileged middle and high school girls recruited in and around Palm Beach County between 1998 and 2006. 

Epstein had been recruiting underage girls for 'massages' from Palm Beach high school, and one eventually confessed to her mother what was going on, who then went to the police. Pictured: The house has 170 feet of water frontage on the Intracoastal Waterway and space for a private dock

Epstein had been recruiting underage girls for 'massages' from Palm Beach high school, and one eventually confessed to her mother what was going on, who then went to the police. Pictured: The house has 170 feet of water frontage on the Intracoastal Waterway and space for a private dock

Epstein had been recruiting underage girls for ‘massages’ from Palm Beach high school, and one eventually confessed to her mother what was going on, who then went to the police. Pictured: The house has 170 feet of water frontage on the Intracoastal Waterway and space for a private dock

Dozens of victims were underprivileged middle and high school girls recruited in and around Palm Beach County between 1998 and 2006. Pictured: The rear balcony of Epstein's Florida home

Dozens of victims were underprivileged middle and high school girls recruited in and around Palm Beach County between 1998 and 2006. Pictured: The rear balcony of Epstein's Florida home

Dozens of victims were underprivileged middle and high school girls recruited in and around Palm Beach County between 1998 and 2006. Pictured: The rear balcony of Epstein’s Florida home

Epstein had been recruiting underage girls for 'massages' from Palm Beach high school, and one eventually confessed to her mother what was going on, who then went to the police. Pictured: The master bathroom features a marble bath

Epstein had been recruiting underage girls for 'massages' from Palm Beach high school, and one eventually confessed to her mother what was going on, who then went to the police. Pictured: The master bathroom features a marble bath

Epstein had been recruiting underage girls for ‘massages’ from Palm Beach high school, and one eventually confessed to her mother what was going on, who then went to the police. Pictured: The master bathroom features a marble bath

Reiter, who led the initial investigations of the alleged sexual abuse at the South Florida mansion, added: 'While it is critical that we learn from this tragedy, it is nearly as important that we follow with doing everything possible to erase any connection of him from our community. Pictured: The master bedroom in Epstein's home is laid bare before being demolished

Reiter, who led the initial investigations of the alleged sexual abuse at the South Florida mansion, added: 'While it is critical that we learn from this tragedy, it is nearly as important that we follow with doing everything possible to erase any connection of him from our community. Pictured: The master bedroom in Epstein's home is laid bare before being demolished

Reiter, who led the initial investigations of the alleged sexual abuse at the South Florida mansion, added: ‘While it is critical that we learn from this tragedy, it is nearly as important that we follow with doing everything possible to erase any connection of him from our community. Pictured: The master bedroom in Epstein’s home is laid bare before being demolished

Police raided the waterfront mansion on October 20, 2005, and found a fully equipped dentist's chair, a close-up photographs of young girls' backsides and a naked snap of his then girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell. Pictured: The now sparse kitchen that belonged to Epstein

Police raided the waterfront mansion on October 20, 2005, and found a fully equipped dentist's chair, a close-up photographs of young girls' backsides and a naked snap of his then girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell. Pictured: The now sparse kitchen that belonged to Epstein

Police raided the waterfront mansion on October 20, 2005, and found a fully equipped dentist’s chair, a close-up photographs of young girls’ backsides and a naked snap of his then girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell. Pictured: The now sparse kitchen that belonged to Epstein

Eventually Epstein pleaded guilty to a single charge of soliciting an under-age prostitute in 2008 under a sweetheart deal which saw him serve just 13 months in prison and required him to register as a sex offender. Pictured: The mansion's backyard

Eventually Epstein pleaded guilty to a single charge of soliciting an under-age prostitute in 2008 under a sweetheart deal which saw him serve just 13 months in prison and required him to register as a sex offender. Pictured: The mansion's backyard

Eventually Epstein pleaded guilty to a single charge of soliciting an under-age prostitute in 2008 under a sweetheart deal which saw him serve just 13 months in prison and required him to register as a sex offender. Pictured: The mansion’s backyard

The sweetheart deal stirred up a lot of controversy after Epstein's lawyers negotiated with federal prosecution to allow him to plead to prostitution charges - which kept the victims in the dark. Pictured: The West exterior of Epstein's former home

The sweetheart deal stirred up a lot of controversy after Epstein's lawyers negotiated with federal prosecution to allow him to plead to prostitution charges - which kept the victims in the dark. Pictured: The West exterior of Epstein's former home

The sweetheart deal stirred up a lot of controversy after Epstein’s lawyers negotiated with federal prosecution to allow him to plead to prostitution charges – which kept the victims in the dark. Pictured: The West exterior of Epstein’s former home

After his conviction, Epstein continued living high-life and would jet between his homes in Palm Beach, his Manhattan Upper East Side townhouse, Paris, his New Mexico ranch and a private island in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Little St James which were also venues for abuse. Pictured: The pool outside of the property is to be demolished and filled in

After his conviction, Epstein continued living high-life and would jet between his homes in Palm Beach, his Manhattan Upper East Side townhouse, Paris, his New Mexico ranch and a private island in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Little St James which were also venues for abuse. Pictured: The pool outside of the property is to be demolished and filled in

After his conviction, Epstein continued living high-life and would jet between his homes in Palm Beach, his Manhattan Upper East Side townhouse, Paris, his New Mexico ranch and a private island in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Little St James which were also venues for abuse. Pictured: The pool outside of the property is to be demolished and filled in 

One of Epstein's victims, Virginia Roberts, claims that Ghislaine Maxwell brought her to the Florida mansion to teach her how to perform massages. She said they ended up in sexual activity. Pictured: One of four bedrooms which is now bare in Epstein's former mansion

One of Epstein's victims, Virginia Roberts, claims that Ghislaine Maxwell brought her to the Florida mansion to teach her how to perform massages. She said they ended up in sexual activity. Pictured: One of four bedrooms which is now bare in Epstein's former mansion

One of Epstein’s victims, Virginia Roberts, claims that Ghislaine Maxwell brought her to the Florida mansion to teach her how to perform massages. She said they ended up in sexual activity. Pictured: One of four bedrooms which is now bare in Epstein’s former mansion

Candles are pictured on the sink of the master bathroom of Epstein's Palm Beach home on Monday

Candles are pictured on the sink of the master bathroom of Epstein's Palm Beach home on Monday

Candles are pictured on the sink of the master bathroom of Epstein’s Palm Beach home on Monday 

Epstein pleaded guilty to a single charge of soliciting under-age prostitution in 2008 under a sweetheart deal after the allegations emerged.

The deal saw him serve just 13 months in prison and required him to register as a sex offender – but only in some states.

The ‘sweetheart deal of the century’ stirred up a lot of controversy after Epstein’s lawyers negotiated with federal prosecution to allow him to avoid federal sex trafficking charges and plead guilty to letter state prostitution charges – which kept the victims in the dark.

While serving just 13 months in jail, Epstein was allowed to go to his office daily and he paid financial settlements to victims.    

In a major blow for Epstein’s victims, the U.S. Appeals Court ruled against a victim who wanted to hold the government to account for the deal which allowed Epstein to leave prison early and abuse further girls. 

‘Because of the way the court had ruled, they have created essentially what is a loophole large enough to literally drive a truck through,’ Spencer Kuvin, an attorney in West Palm Beach, told CBS 12.  

‘It’s incredibly upsetting what they’ve done,’ he said.

The deal came after police raided the waterfront mansion on October 20, 2005, and found a fully equipped dentist’s chair, a close-up photographs of young girls’ backsides and a naked snap of his then girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell.

Video obtained by DailyMail.com in 2016 of the police raid showed dozens of pictures — including one of a child aged no more than six or seven bending over in a tiny dress which was considered so bad that authorities blurred it out in the video — adorned the walls.  

A dark-haired girl who appears to be around 15 poses in a tiny black bikini on the wall directly above a totally nude girl lying on a beach.

Ghislaine Maxwell, a British socialite, who was Epstein’s girlfriend at the time of the raid, features in many of the pictures — including one where she too is outstretched naked on a beach. Maxwell has been accused of procuring young girls for Epstein’s pleasure. 

Police raided the waterfront mansion on October 20, 2005, and found a fully equipped dentist's chair, a close-up photographs of young girls' backsides and a naked snap of his then girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell

Police raided the waterfront mansion on October 20, 2005, and found a fully equipped dentist's chair, a close-up photographs of young girls' backsides and a naked snap of his then girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell

Police raided the waterfront mansion on October 20, 2005, and found a fully equipped dentist’s chair, a close-up photographs of young girls’ backsides and a naked snap of his then girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell

A small teddy bear was seen sitting on a night stand next to what appears to be a replica of a lighthouse

A small teddy bear was seen sitting on a night stand next to what appears to be a replica of a lighthouse

A fully equipped dentist's chair was also found by police

A fully equipped dentist's chair was also found by police

A small teddy bear (left) was seen sitting on a night stand next to what appears to be a replica of a lighthouse while a fully equipped dentist’s chair (right) was also found 

Video obtained by DailyMail.com in 2016 of the police raid showed dozens of pictures — including one of a child aged no more than six or seven bending over in a tiny dress which was considered so bad that authorities blurred it out in the video — adorned the walls

Video obtained by DailyMail.com in 2016 of the police raid showed dozens of pictures — including one of a child aged no more than six or seven bending over in a tiny dress which was considered so bad that authorities blurred it out in the video — adorned the walls

Video obtained by DailyMail.com in 2016 of the police raid showed dozens of pictures — including one of a child aged no more than six or seven bending over in a tiny dress which was considered so bad that authorities blurred it out in the video — adorned the walls

Those pictures and others — many focusing on Epstein’s fixation with young girls’ derrieres — are upstairs in and around his bedroom or in the pool house. 

Downstairs much more innocuous photographs take up nearly every square inch on tables and sideboards. 

The video, which runs for a little under 54 minutes, shows a fully equipped dentist’s cart, complete with what appear to be drills, a lamp and other instruments, in one bathroom.    

In another, Ghislaine Maxwell’s black-and-white portrait hangs above the toilet bowl. On the opposite wall in full color is a young naked girl, back to the camera, running her hands through her hair.  

A police report lists sex aids, videos, a school transcript, four massage tables and soap-on-a-rope among dozens of items cops seized alongside some of the framed photos of naked girls. 

The raid on Epstein’s home came as cops closed in on him toward the end of a 11-month undercover investigation. 

That probe started when a woman from West Palm Beach claimed her 14-year-old daughter had been lured to the mansion and ordered to strip to her underwear while she massaged the billionaire financier. 

One of Epstein’s victims, Virginia Roberts, claims that Maxwell brought her to the Florida mansion to teach her how to perform massages. She said they ended up in sexual activity.  

Roberts claims she had sex with Prince Andrew in three of Epstein’s homes – his Manhattan mansion, his Palm Beach estate in Florida and, in a group of seven or eight girls, on Epstein’s private island in the US Virgin Islands.

The Prince has admitted to visiting all three locations but has denied having sex with Roberts.  

Ghislaine Maxwell's black-and-white portrait hangs above the toilet bowl in one image from the video

Ghislaine Maxwell's black-and-white portrait hangs above the toilet bowl in one image from the video

Ghislaine Maxwell’s black-and-white portrait hangs above the toilet bowl in one image from the video

Epstein’s controversial sweetheart deal 

After police raided Epstein’s home in 2005 over allegations he had abused school girls, he pleaded guilty to a single charge of soliciting under-age prostitution in 2008 under a sweetheart deal. 

The deal saw him serve just 13 months in prison and required him to register as a sex offender – but only in some states.

The ‘sweetheart deal of the century’ stirred up a lot of controversy after Epstein’s lawyers negotiated with federal prosecution to allow him to avoid federal sex trafficking charges and plead guilty to letter state prostitution charges – which kept the victims in the dark.

While serving just 13 months in jail, Epstein was allowed to go to his office daily and he paid financial settlements to victims.    

And it remains controversial. On Thursday, in a major blow for Epstein’s victims, the U.S. Appeals Court ruled against a victim who wanted to hold the government to account for the deal which allowed Epstein to leave prison early and abuse further girls. 

‘Because of the way the court had ruled, they have created essentially what is a loophole large enough to literally drive a truck through,’ Spencer Kuvin, an attorney in West Palm Beach, told CBS 12.  

‘It’s incredibly upsetting what they’ve done,’ he said.

 

 

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Epstein’s long-standing maintenance man Juan Alessi said Prince Andrew stayed in the main guest room – the ‘blue room’ – in the Palm Beach mansion. 

At the time of the raid one bathroom contained soap in the shapes of male and female genitalia. 

Alessi testified under oath that he set up massage tables for Prince Andrew on a daily basis during an extended stay there, thought to have occurred about 18 years ago. The duke denies the allegations made by Alessi.

‘The former owner of this house did unmeasurable damage to the lives of countless children and was able to corrupt the legal system to the point that the courts have called it a national disgrace,’ former Palm Beach police chief Michael Reiter said. 

Reiter, who led the initial investigations of the alleged sexual abuse at the South Florida mansion, added: ‘While it is critical that we learn from this tragedy, it is nearly as important that we follow with doing everything possible to erase any connection of him from our community.’  

After his conviction in 2008, Epstein continued living high-life and would jet between his homes in Palm Beach, his Manhattan Upper East Side townhouse, Paris, his New Mexico ranch and a private island in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Little St James which were also venues for abuse.

He was arrested again at Teterboro Airport in July 2019 on federal charges of sex trafficking minors in New York and Florida and died by suicide in jail a month later. 

Epstein’s ex-girlfriend, Ghislaine Maxwell, remains jailed on sex-trafficking charges. She has pleaded not guilty, and a trial is set for July. 

The 59-year-old British socialite is accused of recruiting three girls, one as young as 14, in the 1990s for Epstein to sexually abuse during massage sessions at his New York and Florida homes. Prosecutors later added another sex trafficking charge for a fourth girl, who investigators said was groomed and abused in the early 2000s. 

The New York townhouse sold in March for $51 million after being listed for $88 million.   

Federal investigators raided the Manhattan townhouse back in May 2020 and reportedly recovered a locked safe filled with ‘piles of cash’, diamonds and an expired foreign passport listing Epstein’s residence as Saudi Arabia inside. 

The proceeds of the home sales will go to his estate, which recently created a compensation fund to cover settlements with his many alleged victims. 

Glaser is known for building extravagantly-designed homes for wealthy and demanding clients, such as a home on Miami’s Star Island that recently sold for about $49.5 million. 

He was also one of the developers of the One Thousand Museum tower designed by the late Zaha Hadid in downtown Miami.

In June, Glaser confirmed that he had bought a 1925 mansion in Palm Beach for $17 million, which he intended to ‘restore to its former glory’, and where he intended to live with his wife, Kim.

Glaser has been developing property in the Palm Beach area since 2017. 

In February, he and partners Philip Levine, Scott Robins and Jonathan Fryd sold a spec home at 113 Atlantic Avenue for $9.41 million to a scion of the family that founded Cumberland Farms, according to The Real Deal.

Next door, at 111 Atlantic Avenue, another spec home that the partners developed is under contract and is expected to close in July, Glaser said.

The partners also developed two spec villas with a courtyard at 237 Brazilian Avenue in Palm Beach, which recently hit the market for $7.9 million each, the site reported.  

TIMELINE OF JEFFREY EPSTEIN’S LEGAL TROUBLES

1999-2002 – Virginia Roberts [Jane Doe #3] claims to she served as a ‘sex slave’ for Jeffrey Epstein and was required to engage in sexual activity with him and a number of his high-profile friends.  

March 2005 – Authorities in Florida launch a probe into Epstein after a mother calls and alleges that her daughter was molested at his Palm Beach estate.

May 2006 – A probable cause affidavit is filed by the Palm Beach Police Department after the sexual battery investigation into Epstein, Sarah Kellen and Haley Robson Sworn. It charges Epstein with four counts of lewd and lascivious behavior for unlawful sex with a minor. Five victims and seventeen witnesses were interviewed, and alleged that Epstein engaged in unlawful sexual behavior. Sworn meanwhile was accused of profiting by providing young girls to Epstein, while Kellen was tasked with keeping a black book containing the names and contact information of these minors in her capacity as Epstein’s assistant.

May 2006 – Barry Krischer, the State Attorney in Palm Beach, refers the case to a grand jury. 

June 2006   The grand jury returns an indictment of one count of solicitation of prostitution. This charge does not reflect that the individual in question was a minor. Only one girl testifies in front of the grand jury.

July 2006 – The Palm Beach Police Chief grows increasingly annoyed as he watches the lack of progress his investigation is making in the legal system, and convinces the FBI to open a federal investigation. It is dubbed Operation Leap Year and the possible crime being probed is ‘child prostitution.’

November 2006   Operation Leap Year picks up steam as the FBI begins interviewing potential witnesses and victims from the three states where Epstein owns property: Florida, New York and New Mexico. 

June 2007 – The US Attorney’s Office drafts a lengthy indictment as the federal probe  of Epstein comes to an end, while at the same time Epstein begins negotiating a possible plea deal. 

July 2007 – A new set of grand jury subpoenas are issued, including ones for Epstein’s computers. When police go to execute those subpoenas at Epstein’s Palm Beach home, they discover they have all been removed. 

August 2007 – The US Attorney in Miami at the time, Alex Acosta, joins the Epstein negotiation talks. 

September 2007 – Epstein signs a non-prosecution agreement on September 24 after rejecting multiple plea deals. His criminal charges are then deferred to the Palm Beach County State Attorney’s Office.

October 2007   Acosta meets with Epstein’s lawyer Jay Lefkowitz to finalize the terms of the plea deal. It is agreed that the victims would not be notified,  the deal would be kept under seal and all grand jury subpoenas would be canceled – including the one for Epstein’s computers, which were still at large.

January 2008 – After months of demands, Epstein and his lawyers say they will not longer accept the plea deal because he forces him to register as a sex offender.

February 2008 – A civil lawsuit is filed against Epstein by an anonymous woman, stating that as a 16-year-old minor she was recruited to give Epstein a paid massage. She demands $50 million, claiming that she was then force to perform sex acts on Epstein.

March 2008 – A federal grand jury presentation is planned following the FBI probe. Lawyers for Epstein begin harassing victims with phone calls and one of his investigators is accused of trying to run a victim’s father off the road.  

March 2008 – A second woman files a civil action against Epstein.

May 2008 – It is announced that with no plea deal in case, the federal case against Epstein can proceed. 

June 2008 – On June 30, Epstein pleads guilty to one count of solicitation of prostitution and one count of solicitation of prostitution with a minor under the age of 18. Both are state charges and he is sentenced to 18 months in jail. He will also have to register as a sex offender.

July 2008 – Epstein’s victims learn of the plea deal, but it will be another 10 years before they are informed of all the details, including the fact that victim was 16 in the charge to which Epstein entered a guilty plea and not 14 like the women were led to believe. This allowed Epstein to avoid registering as a sex offender in multiple states like New Mexico, where he has a ranch. An emergency petition is filed udner the Crime Victims’ Rights Act, which mandates that victims be informed about plea agreements and the right to appear at sentencing. It is ignored.

August 2008 – Epstein’s agreement cannot be unsealed for the victims to see it is ruled in court, with federal prosecutors fighting to keep the records hidden from the public.

October 2008 – Epstein begins work release from the county stockad, where  six days a week an he is transported to an office where he is able to work and entertain visitors. He returns to the stockade in the evening.

December 2008 – A judge grants Epstein’s request to travel to New York for a day and then an extended stay. He says it is for a court case, but after an initial filing there is no follow-up in the case. 

July 22, 2009 – Epstein is released from prison. 

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