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FBI searches Jeffrey Epstein's home in Virgin Islands

Key Points
  • FBI agents are searching Jeffrey Epstein's residence in the Virgin Islands, NBC News reported, citing law enforcement officials.
  • News of the search comes two days after Epstein, who was under indictment for alleged child sex trafficking, died from an apparent suicide while in jail in Manhattan. Sources have said Epstein, a former friend of Presidents Donald Trump and Bill Clinton, hanged himself.
  • Attorney General William Barr said: "Any co-conspirators should not rest easy. ... The victims deserve justice and they will get it."
Drone footage of FBI and NYPD officers raiding the Caribbean home of Jeffrey Epstein in the U.S. Virgin Island on Aug. 13th, 2019.
Source: Rusty Shackleford | Youtube

FBI agents on Monday were searching the Virgin Islands residence of Jeffrey Epstein, an accused child sex trafficker, a bureau spokesman told NBC News.

The search of Epstein's private island of Little St. James comes two days after the wealthy financier died from an apparent suicide while in jail in Manhattan.

Sources have said Epstein hanged himself.

And the search came on the same day that Attorney General William Barr said that any co-conspirators of Epstein "should not rest easy."

"The victims deserve justice and they will get it," Barr said.

The U.S. attorney's office for Manhattan, which had been prosecuting Epstein, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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Trump: AG Barr pursuing full investigation into Epstein's death

The Associated Press reported last month that the residents of the island of St. Thomas were put off by the construction, the high security and the suspicion surrounding Epstein's Little St. James, which is located nearby.

Some people called it "Pedophile Island," one St. Thomas resident told the AP.

Epstein, 66, was arrested in early July on sex trafficking charges.

The former friend of Presidents Donald Trump and Bill Clinton faced up to 45 years in prison if convicted in the case, where prosecutors had accused Epstein of sexually exploiting dozens of underage girls, some as young as age 14, from 2002 to 2005 at his luxurious homes on the Upper East Side of New York and in Palm Beach, Florida.

Prosecutors have said Epstein's craving for sexual massages from girls was abetted by co-conspirators who recruited victims for him.

The Justice Department's inspector general is investigating Epstein's death.

At the time of his death, Epstein was being held without bond. He had pleaded not guilty in the case.

Epstein was a registered sex offender, having pleaded guilty in 2008 to prostitution charges filed by Florida prosecutors related to an underage girl.

WATCH: Jeffrey Epstein dies by apparent suicide in Manhattan jail

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Jeffrey Epstein dies by apparent suicide after arrest in child sex trafficking case