Little Saint James

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Little Saint James
Little Saint James Island.png
Waters Caribbean Sea
Archipelago Virgin Islands
Geographical location 18 ° 18 ′ 0 ″  N , 64 ° 49 ′ 30 ″  W Coordinates: 18 ° 18 ′ 0 ″  N , 64 ° 49 ′ 30 ″  W
Little Saint James (US Virgin Islands)
Little Saint James
length 910 m
width 840 m
surface 29 hectares
Highest elevation 43  m
Map sketch
Map sketch

Little Saint James is an island that belongs to the US outskirts of the US Virgin Islands .

The island was acquired in 1998 by the US investment banker and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein (1953-2019). The neighboring island of Great Saint James was also acquired by Epstein in 2016. Both islands belonged to him until his death on August 10, 2019. Epstein was accused in New York in 2019 of having maintained a child rapist ring on Great Saint James. In 2008, he received a mild sentence in Florida on similar charges.

Great Saint James is located 230 meters northwest of Little Saint James and is separated from it by the Saint James Cut . It lies between Little Saint James and the much larger main island of Saint Thomas . Dog Island is 400 meters to the southeast , separated by the Dog Island Cut . Little Saint James, like Great Saint James and Dog Island, belongs to the Saint Thomas district and thus to the East End sub-district .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Jonathan Levin, Greg Farrell, Tom Metcalf: Mystery surrounds Jeffrey Epstein's private island in the Caribbean Los Angeles Times, July 12, 2019, accessed January 16, 2020.
  2. James B. Stewart, Matthew Goldstein, Kate Kelly, David Enrich: Jeffrey Epstein's Fortune May Be More Illusion Than Fact New York Times, July 10, 2019, accessed January 16, 2020; requires registration January 16, 2020.
  3. Frauke Steffens: Connection to sex offenders: Can Trump's labor minister hold out? FAZ, updated July 11, 2019, accessed January 16, 2020.