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AP gives world exclusive look at Epstein’s private island

Danica Coto, correspondent, San Juan, Puerto Rico, for making AP the only international media organization to visit Jeffrey Epstein’s private Caribbean island and capture the mood of fear and suspicion among locals. The idyll was where he hosted celebrities, built a gold-domed temple and allegedly raped at least one of his child victims. Some locals called it “pedophile island.” The story was a hit online: with at least 237 unique uses; 25,000 FaceBook engagements in NewsWhip and 371,000 pageviews on APNews, making it the most-read story on the site this week.

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