Jeffrey Epstein’s Unidentified Children

Could Epstein's "Baby Ranch" have Resulted in any of the dozens or hundreds of children that he planned?
Jared Rosenthal
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Notorious convicted pedophile and financier Jeffrey Epstein, who killed himself while in custody in the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan August 10, 2019, was a charmer of the rich and famous who committed heinous and extensive sex crimes against teens and young women. In 2008, Epstein was convicted in Florida of a lesser charge of soliciting underage girls for prostitution, though he served only a limited sentence that enabled him to continue his life with few inconveniences.

In July 2019, he was arrested on charges of sex trafficking dozens of minors in New York and Florida, but cowardly committed suicide while in jail waiting to stand trial. In the midst of Epstein’s decades-long crime spree, he hatched and discussed a sinister plan to “seed the human race” with his DNA. Four people who associated with Epstein in the early 2000s told The New York Times that Epstein planned to use his massive New Mexico property as a “baby ranch” where he would inseminate up to 20 young women at a time. Did he ever succeed in doing it, even once?

Where did Epstein’s idea to impregnate multiple young women come from?

Epstein believed in eugenics, a discredited scientific theory that has been associated with forced sterilization in the United States. Eugenics inspired Nazi Germany’s campaign to eliminate Jews and other “undesirables.” Eugenics theorists believe that humanity can be improved by “controlled breeding.” Epstein was also fascinated by transhumanism, a philosophical movement that believes that people can evolve beyond their current mental and physical state using technology and science.

Despite the anti-Semitic and murderous history of eugenics, Epstein, who was born Jewish, adhered to these theories personally and, of course, selected himself as the model for the future human race. Although scientists now say Epstein was an “intellectual imposter,” during his decades of abusing teenagers, he somehow endeared himself to elite intellectuals from top universities like Harvard. He gained access to professors and celebrities by holding dinner parties at his Manhattan mansion and inviting them to vacation at his 70-acre resort-style estate on Little St. James Island in the Caribbean.

Epstein paid for genetic research and scientific evolution programs at major universities

Jeffrey Epstein provided a reported $30 million for Harvard’s Program for Evolutionary Dynamics. Today, the program’s web page says it studies “the fundamental mathematical principles that guide evolution.” Epstein’s name is nowhere to be found. But a news release from Epstein celebrating the program’s 10th anniversary in 2013 said, “Jeffrey Epstein, Science Financier, Changes the Course of Evolution at Harvard University.”

Epstein spent millions paying for science projects at Harvard and other elite universities, though from all known reports, his “baby ranch” concept was decidedly low-tech. According to the New York Times, he planned to have 20 women impregnated at a time while they lived at his massive Zorro Ranch in New Mexico. Several of Epstein’s accusers reported they were raped at Zorro Ranch, which was “integral” to Epstein’s sex trafficking operation, according to CBS News. Given the vast evidence of his extensive abuse, what are the chances that he didn’t at least “succeed” one time in having a single child?

How many victims did Jeffrey Epstein have?

Following Epstein’s death in August 2019, 23 women provided statements in Federal Court in Manhattan confirming that they were raped by Jeffrey Epstein, starting when they were minors. Epstein’s 2019 Federal charges said he had trafficked “dozens” of victims. In 2008, the Miami Herald identified 60 women who were victims of Epstein. The true number of Epstein’s victims may never be fully-known. Legal experts familiar with Epstein’s crimes say that his victims should be entitled to receive compensation from his assets and that their lawsuits should continue against his estate.

Does Epstein have unidentified biological children?

The short but unsatisfying answer: maybe. Epstein may have had biological children as a result of his rapes and sick “baby ranch” plan to “seed” the human race with his DNA. Lisa Bloom, an attorney representing some Epstein victims, called for the funds in his estate to be frozen by the Federal Court until all of his victims and potential relatives could be identified. This presumably includes funding for paternity tests for any of his victim’s children. Epstein was officially survived by his brother Mark and a niece and nephew. The brother should step forward immediately and provide a DNA sample. If he does, avuncular DNA testing can be administered to anyone with any liklihood of possibly being Epstein’s child. If he refuses, there are other postmortem DNA testing options that can be pursued.

However, Epstein didn’t leave any money to his brother or other relatives. He signed a new will only two days before his death putting his reported $578 million in wealth into a trust fund. Many lawsuits were filed against Epstein before his death and victims filed additional lawsuits against his estate after he died. But, would courts allow direct descendants the right to inherit his wealth, even if they were not mentioned in his will, but precisely because they came to be alive as the result of his horrible crimes?

Could bio children be eligible to receive some of Epstein’s money?

Considering the severity and extent of Epstein’s crimes in New York, Florida, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and his property outside Santa Fe, New Mexico, Epstein’s estate is not likely to fully compensate even just the victims who are already known. But, let’s be real about something deadly serious: Epstein had unprotected sex with possibly thousands of women and girls. What are the odds that none of these acts resulted in a child? If there is a kid out there somewhere who has to grow up knowing that one of the worst sex criminals in history was her father, shouldn’t she be entitled to some of his millions?

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Jared is the Founder of Health Street, the creator of the Who's Your Daddy DNA truck, and the host of VH1's Swab Stories.

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