Jeffrey Epstein‘s New Mexico Zorro Ranch housed three huge computer rooms to spy on famous guests, one of the pedophile’s victims has claimed.
Maria Farmer, a former employee of the late billionaire, alleges that the footage would include Prince Andrew‘s alleged 2000 stay at the 33,339 square foot estate.
Farmer claims the rooms were ‘bigger than houses’, and were packed with computers and video equipment belonging to Epstein and his former girlfriend and alleged accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell, and used in his spying network.
‘All of Epstein’s residences had these mechanical rooms and tunnel systems. I know this because Epstein told me,’ Farmer told The Sun.
‘These rooms were enormous – bigger than houses. I have no idea why anyone needs so many computers in one room.
Jeffrey Epstein’s New Mexico Zorro Ranch (pictured in an aerial photo from July) housed three huge computer rooms to spy on famous guests, one of the pedophile’s victims has claimed
Jefferey Epstein (pictured in a mugshot in New York before his death in 2019) is said to have spied on all his VIP guests using hidden cameras around his ranch
Farmer claims Epstein filmed the many guests that he hosted at the ranch, including the Duke of York, Prince Andrew, picture here in a 2001 photograph with accuser Virginia Roberts with Ghislaine Maxwell in the background – believed to be in Mazwell’s Belgravia home
All of Epstein’s estates had ‘pinhole cameras’ used to record everything, that were invisible to the naked eye unless you were looking right at them, Farmer said.
Using these camera, Farmer claims that Epstein filmed the many guests that he hosted at the ranch, including the Duke of York, Prince Andrew.
Andrew is alleged to have vacationed there with his ‘friend – neurosurgeon Dr Melanie Walker – who has previously been described as ‘beautiful, young and brilliant’ by former Zorro housekeeper Deidre Stratton.
Ms Stratton has previously claimed she was given the task of looking after Andrew and his guest, and claimed that Andrew asked her to bring him aphrodisiac tea.
The Duke is also alleged to have spent two days alone at Epstein’s ranch in 2001 with the pedophile’s ‘sex slave’ Virginia Roberts, court documents have claimed.
Roberts, who was 17 or 18 at the time, wrote in a manuscript that she had a ‘really good time’ at the ranch, and that she gave him ‘erotic massages’. She later told police that she was paid ‘close to a thousand dollars’ by Epstein.
Prince Andrew has strenuously denied claims by Ms Roberts that he sexually assaulted her.
Maria Farmer, now 51, worked as a receptionist at Epstein’s New York home in 1996, before she was transferred to businessman Les Wexner’s estate in New Albany. There, she claims she was abused by Epstein and Maxwell.
It is claimed that Epstein had the twisted idea of using the Zorro Ranch for inseminating women with his sperm to create a ‘master race’.
Eddie Aragon, a local radio station owner, has obtained the architect plans for the Zorro Ranch, found in New Mexico. The plans date back to 1998, five years after Epstein bought the property.
The plans reportedly reveal a huge underground floor – around 8,000 square feet – which includes gym, massage and jacuzzi rooms that were later transformed into a pool, according to The Sun.
But the plans also reveal the three unusually large ‘mechanical rooms’ on the floor.
Aragon – who owns Albuquerque radio station Rock of Talk – told the newspaper that an architect and former IT contractor who worked on Epstein’s internet communications and security from 1999 to 5007 – called into his radio station.
The architect provided inside photographs of the ranch, and revealed other unusual features of Epstein’s mysterious estate.
Maria Farmer (pictured during an interview with ABC news), a former employee of the late billionaire, alleges that the footage would include Prince Andrew’s alleged 2000 stay at the 33,339 square foot estate
Zorro Ranch, one of the properties of financier Jeffrey Epstein, is seen in an aerial view near Stanley, New Mexico
Zorro Ranch (pictured), approximately 35 miles from Sante Fe, comes equipped with a 30,000-square-foot house which is said to have had a huge underground space which housed computers belonging to Epstein and alleged accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell
One such feature, which the architect told Aragon was something he would never forget, was a six-foot naked portrait of Ghislaine Maxwell holding a gold dagger that had been hung in the basement elevator hallway.
The portrait of Maxwell – with her legs reportedly spread – was the first thing that any guests or victim would see on their way down to the basement and pool areas.
This, the radio host said, was designed to intimidate the victims being brought to the ranch for Epstein.
Aragon also said that the plans reveal the ranch had an unusual number of bedrooms – just four – which for a house over 33,000 sq feet in size seems like a small amount.
‘These plans give us a firmer idea of what was going on at the ranch,’ Aragon told The Sun. ‘All of that in the basement feels more like a dungeon with the nebulous mechanical rooms,’ he added.
The plans show that Epstein’s master bedroom takes up most of the space on the first floor, while on the same level there were two relatively tiny en-suite bedrooms and a fourth ‘staff bedroom’ on the first floor.
Aragon noted to The Sun that it is understandable why Epstein’s underage victims would have felt trapped in the ranch.
The three-level main house was designed by Alberto Pinto and includes a gym, a large indoor pool, a library and a living room
There are also equestrian facilities, which include an eight-stall barn with a tack room, an arena for equestrian activities and an exterior-gated horse run
Every room – from the closets to the bathrooms – appears to have a ‘vestibule’, which Aragon suggested were holding areas for the women before they visited Epstein.
‘The maze of rooms, doors, vestibules, waiting areas and doors, there’s no doubt were used to maximum effect to trap and contain the victims until they were needed for Epstein’s rituals,’ Aragon said to The Sun.
‘There appears to be no escape, can you imagine how that would feel for young teenage girls? They must have felt so hopeless and vulnerable.’
The house is currently for sale, but the radio host said that the brokers will not allow anyone to view it unless they are a ‘qualified party’, or someone who they know could actually afford it.
Maxwell, a 59-year-old British socialite – is facing six charges at her trial, including sex trafficking conspiracy and the sex trafficking of a minor. It is alleged that she would find young girls to bring to Epstein.
After being arrested in July 2020, she has been in prison for over 470 days in Brooklyn, New York’s Metropolitan Detention Center. She denies the charges.
The ranch has stood empty since Epstein’s death in a Manhattan prison in 2019, and is only being looked after by a few on-site staff. It is on the market for $27.5 million with Sotherby’s.
Pictured: The master bedroom of Jeffrey Epstein’s mysterious New Mexico ranch
The 8,000-acre property, found approximately 35 miles from Sante Fe, went on the market in July this year.
It comes equipped with the 30,000-square-foot house and includes a private grass air strip 4,400-feet long for easy access in and out of the area. A hangar and helipad are also available and the airstrip could be expanded.
There are several other homes on the property, in addition to a yurt and a log cabin.
The three-level main house was designed by Alberto Pinto.
Looking out the windows, a resident may be able to see the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Cerro Pelon and the Galisteo Basin.
The ranch is made from a mix of private lands and federally-leased lands, with 7,575 deeded acres and 423 acres of Bureau of Land Management-leased land.
There’s also a small village within the ranch – ‘Ranch Central’ – which consists of small homes, studio casitas and garages.
This massive chandelier is one of the many furnishings that once belonged in Jeffrey Epstein’s ranch
Two different angles of the library in Jeffrey Epstein’s New Mexico ranch
Other amenities include a greenhouse, a firehouse, a barn that can be used for heavy equipment, a seven-bay heated garage, a lodge, a log cabin, a yurt and an additional guesthouse.
There are also equestrian facilities, which include an eight-stall barn with a tack room, an arena for equestrian activities and an exterior-gated horse run.
Epstein’s estate is planning on using proceeds from the sale ‘as necessary to compensate claimants, tax authorities, and creditors.’ according to Sotheby’s International Realty.
Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts has said she was taken to the ranch as an underage sex slave, sharing photos of herself on the property taken when she was about 17.
On February 22, 1993, Epstein’s shell company the Zorro Trust completed a purchase of lands owned by members of the King family, a powerful New Mexico agricultural and political dynasty that included then-Governor Bruce King.
Zorro’s deal included rights to the Kings’ leases on public lands, a total of 1,159 acres rented for $872.22 a year.
According to county records, Epstein began constructing a stable, detached garages, and homes in 1994, and began building his mansion in 1999. Including porches and patios, the mansion came to 57,420 square feet.
In addition to Virginia Roberts, Epstein accuser Maria Farmer said he and his then-assistant Ghislaine Maxwell abused her underage sister Annie on Zorro Ranch.
Annie Farmer was allegedly reluctantly introduced to Epstein and Maxwell, who coerced her into visiting the Zorro Ranch alone, where she says she was sexually assaulted at the age of 16.
She sued Maxwell and Epstein’s estate in 2019, with the lawsuit stating: ‘She was alone with Epstein and Maxwell. She had no way to access a phone or other method of communication without Epstein or Maxwell knowing. She had no way of leaving.
‘Annie knew she had no way of escaping Epstein’s massive estate, and attempted to escape by saying she needed to use the restroom. She was in shock, and frightened by what she was experiencing.
‘She feared for her safety, knowing she was alone in Epstein’s ranch in another state and that Maxwell and Epstein were closely monitoring her activity.’