It has been dubbed the "Island of Sin". Little Saint James is also known to locals as "Pedophile Island" and "Orgy Island." According to The Independent, "Epstein's island developed a reputation for depravity, and it is alleged that teenage girls were made to take part in orgies on Little St. James."
According to public records, the island was once worth $3 million and owned by a woman who died in a chalet in Switzerland. In 1997, Little St. James was owned by venture capitalist Arch Cummin and was for sale for $10.5 million. In April 1998, a company called L.S.J. LLC purchased the island for $7.95 million, and additional documents showed that Jeffrey Epstein was the sole member of L.S.J. In 2019, the island was valued at $63,874,223. The island was Epstein's primary residence and he called the island "Little St. Jeff".