Epstein victim tried to swim across shark-infested waters to escape 'pedophile island' after being ‘raped three times'
Sarah Ransome reportedly was so determined to escape Little St. James, Epstein's private island, that she even risked her life by diving in the Caribbean waters
One of Jeffrey Epstein's alleged victims, Sarah Ransome, who claims she was repeatedly raped by the deceased pedophile, preferred swiming through shak-infested waters in an attempt to escape his captivity, according to reports.
Ransome reportedly was so determined to escape Little St. James, Epstein's private island, that she even risked her life by diving in the Caribbean waters. Ransome, while talking to the Telegraph, said: "I had been raped three times that day. A shark would have been my best friend at that point. I didn’t even think about it — it was just, get me away." She recalled jumping on a quad bike in a frantic attempt to flee the island and planning to attempt to swim several miles to the neighboring St. Thomas island. However, she told the outlet that she was spotted on surveillance cameras which were across Epstein's island and was stopped by his team of staff.
Epstein, 66, was found dead at the Metropolitan Correctional Center on August 10 in a reported suicide attempt. Epstein was arrested by federal agents July 6 in New Jersey after his return from a Paris trip and was charged with child sex trafficking in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1591. He is suspected of sex trafficking minors in Florida and New York.
The new charges against the billionaire suggest the Department of Justice's attempt to redeem its 2008 decision where a top federal prosecutor cut a questionable plea deal with the investor accused of engaging in sex with dozens of underage girls.
Ransome reportedly became one of the main accusers who assisted in exposing Epstein’s depravities before the Wall Street investor killed himself. She had reportedly sued Epstein, along with his alleged madam Ghislaine Maxwell, and eventually settled with him in 2018 over accusations that he kept her as a sex slave.
The South Africa-born woman told the outlet that she was "young and naive" when she moved to New York at the age of 22. "I had no idea of the hornet’s nest I had walked into,” she recalled, saying that she was “broken” and an “open book” when another woman approached her at a Manhattan nightclub and gushed about “this amazing guy” who “helped me achieve my dreams."
"He was so charming, charismatic," she said of her first meeting with Epstein, however, she quickly realized how perverted he was when she visited him on his "Lolita Express" private jet, Ransome said. "They started having full-on, hardcore sex on the bed, one of the girls and Jeffrey,” she recalled. There was no privacy. They did it in front of everyone. And from the time I got onto the island, that was when the abuse began."