Deceased billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein’s Zorro Ranch, near Stanley, New Mexico, is on the market (Image: REUTERS)
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The sprawling ranch where Prince Andrew allegedly met with Jeffrey Epstein’s teenage sex slave has gone up for sale.
Convicted paedophile Epstein’s New Mexico bolthole has been listed for £20million, two years after he killed himself in prison while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.
Known as the Zorro Ranch, its main 30,000 sq ft three-storey home sits in roughly 8,000 acres of land.
It was there that Virginia Giuffre claimed she was flown to as a teenager to meet with the Duke of York.
Andrew and his legal team have vehemently denied her claims saying he cannot ever recall meeting her.
Prince Andrew with 17-year-old Virginia Roberts (now Giuffre) and Ghislaine Maxwell
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Ms Giuffre’s allegation was among legal papers the Prince’s friend,
Ghislaine Maxwell, fought bitterly to prevent being unsealed as she awaits her own trial on sex grooming charges.
Now 37, Ms Giuffre said when she arrived at the ranch Andrew was waiting with the “same old cheesy grin” she claimed she saw at other alleged meetings in London and New York.
She claimed she was alone with him for two days and gave him “plenty of massages”.
Of the alleged trip around 2001, she wrote: “Ghislaine only told me that I was to meet someone there, not sure of whom that was. As far as I knew it could be anyone and I had no choice to be compliant to their needs.”
The asking price for the New Mexico ranch starts at £20million
Ms Giuffre, who was 17 or 18 at the time, added: “My job was to entertain him endlessly, whether that meant having to bestow him my body during an erotic massage or take him horseback riding.”
Unlike the Prince’s visits to Epstein’s homes in New York, Palm Beach, Florida and his private Caribbean Island, she said the US financier and Maxwell were not present.
She wrote: “The mansion was empty save a couple of maids and a couple of bodyguards we hardly saw.”
During his interview with Newsnight last year, the Duke was at pains to suggest he was never alone while at Epstein’s properties.
BBC journalist Emily Maitlis questioned Prince Andrew about his visits to Epstein's properties
While discussing his time in the late paedophile’s New York home, Andrew, 60, said: “I described it more as almost as a railway station if you know what I mean in the sense that there were people coming in and out of that house all the time.”
The Prince confirmed to interviewer Emily Maitlis he had stayed in Epstein’s Manhattan, Palm Beach and Caribbean homes.
She, however, failed to ask if he had been to Zorro – the only Epstein property never raided by the FBI.
The Mirror approached New Mexico’s attorney general several times as to why the ranch was not searched, but they failed to answer.
Ms Giuffre’s court-made disclosure piles more pressure on the Met Police to release royal protection officer logs.
One former bodyguard, Paul Page, has previously said notes would include times and dates of any trips the Prince would have taken. Logs are kept for 30 years.
After two days with Andrew, Ms Giuffre said she was recalled to New York to debrief Epstein and Maxwell.
Jeffrey Epstein's pal Ghislaine Maxwell
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In the billionaire’s kitchen, she claimed Maxwell asked: “How was the ranch with the Prince?”
Ms Giuffre, who now lives in Australia, said she replied: “I think he had a really good time, he seemed relaxed during and when we said goodbye to each other he gave me a kiss.” She said she then described what she and the Duke did.
“I took him horseback riding, nowhere far just around the property, um… we went swimming in the pool, and of course I gave him plenty of massages,” she wrote.
She then detailed Epstein and Maxwell’s reaction saying: “Like two proud parents, they both looked at me with such content. ‘Good, you did really well,’ Jeffrey complimented me.” Ms Giuffre claimed she “was given close to a thousand dollars (£764) for my time in Santa Fe”.
A former ranch hand at Zorro told the Mirror it was not uncommon for girls, including Ms Giuffre, to visit the property on their own.
However he said he could not recall seeing Andrew there without the billionaire or Maxwell.
He said: “I saw Andrew at the ranch on a couple of occasions, never when he was not with Jeffrey or Ghislaine.”
According to Ms Giuffre’s manuscript, one of 47 documents unsealed by a New York judge on Thursday, the ranch trip happened after she alleged she had sex with the Prince in London and New York in 2001.
Proceeds from the property’s sale would be used for ongoing costs for Epstein’s properties, said Daniel H. Weiner who represents his estate.
Though Epstein was never charged with a crime in New Mexico, the compound has been painted as integral to his alleged sex trafficking. Multiple women have come forward to claim they were
trafficked and raped at the ranch.
On Sunday night a spokesperson for the Duke declined to comment.
A friend of the Prince said: “Virginia Giuffre’s own lawyers have only ever claimed three alleged encounters with the Duke: London, New York and Little St James.
“Her sworn testimony under oath has been proven to have a number of inconsistencies – suggesting her account of an alleged encounter with the Duke at Epstein’s New Mexico property is a further ‘inconsistency’ in Virginia Giuffre’s recollections.”