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Dozens of new photos and video give the most revealing insight yet into Jeffrey Epstein's notorious 'baby making Zorro Ranch' in the New Mexico desert.
Dozens of new photos and video give the most revealing look yet into Jeffrey Epstein's notorious 'baby making ranch' in the New Mexico desert, including his eight person party shower that is outfitted with dozens of bottles of oils, DailyMail.com can exclusively reveal.

The dead financier used the 10,000-acre Zorro Ranch as a playground for his VIP guests, who he brought to the secluded estate a few times a year, entertaining his entourage of 30 with four-wheelers and rumored illicit activities.

New photos show a staircase leading downstairs, as a former contractor claims the convicted pedophile built a 1,000 sq ft underground 'strip-club' for entertaining his VIP guests with teenage girls.

Another source says security cameras were secretly fitted in every room and recorded the behavior of the rich and famous, which explains why he and his 'fixer' Ghislaine Maxwell apparently felt 'untouchable'.

Drone footage - the first to be taken since Epstein took his own life last August - shows the ranch in a desolate state with the gardens showing signs of disrepair and neglect.

Aerial photos also reveal the private airstrip, which is where Epstein flew in teenage girls on his plane, which was dubbed the 'Lolita Express'.

The new photos also show the random outhouses, satellites and farming equipment dotted around the vast estate's scrubland, while the levee surrounding the property is now dried up and full of litter.

Pictures from inside the main house show a 'party shower' for up to eight people with four shelves full of toiletries and oils. The indoor bathing area has a large pool, hot tub and a framed shower behind it.

One of the bedrooms has a sculpture of a life-sized Jesus crucified on a golden cross, which covers most of one wall and is attached by chains to the crown molding.

The library is full of grand antique furniture, including Gothic chandeliers and metallic leather chairs.

An anonymous contractor, who worked at the ranch until 2006, revealed in an interview with Albuquerque radio station owner Eddy Aragon that it was just a normal working ranch, with only a few staff and little security - until Epstein and his friends arrived in town, usually twice a year.

He also claims there was a photo on show at the main house of Epstein with Bill Clinton surrounded by topless under-aged girls.

'It's a huge home, when you approach it, it looks like a resort hotel, way up on the hill, you can barely see it from the town down below, and there's a long loop road up there and he's got a small airport,' he says.

'It's reasonably secure, some cameras, six or seven people [working there]. There was a ranch manager, a couple, who did the business operations. They were from New Zealand, husband and wife, [and] handled the management of the ranch. They were living at the front, not at the ranch. No one lived in the Epstein home apart Jeffrey and his entourage.

'I think he brought more staff when he had his entourage, he'd come a couple of times a year and come with an entourage of 30 people or so. They would party there, pull out all the toys, the four-wheelers, all that sort of stuff.

'I had seen things in the house, on the computers, which made me evaluate whether I should be working for him or not. There was numerous photographs in frames, in his library, his office, on the walls, of young underage girls topless and him and various other powerful people.

'Celebrities, entertainment people, political people, Bill Clinton, he wasn't shy about having those in the house... I have seen a picture of him and Bill Clinton smoking cigars on pool lounge chairs with underage topless girls.

'He had weird lamps and sculptures of a sexual nature, couples engaged in [sex].'

When asked about the giant shower area in the master bedroom, the contractor responds: 'That was a party shower, everybody getting in. It's a big shower. It's amazing.'

On security, he discloses: 'There were a lot of photographs being taken, they were all over [the ranch]. I noticed in the closets there were video distribution systems, which I initially assumed to be for entertainment, but now I'm not so sure. [They] may have hidden cameras in some of the rooms, that type of thing.'

He also claims that the estate is called Zorro Ranch in honor of the cartoon masked vigilante, saying: 'The Zorro thing was a fetish thing for Zorro the character.'

Aragon says he also interviewed another former contractor, who revealed that Epstein built an underground club. In one picture, a spiral staircase leads downstairs although there are no images of the actual 'club'.

'It's an underground layer of 1,000 square feet. Like a nightclub, with stripper poles, it's not directly underneath the house. Most activity took place there, like dancing, hanging out, it was the entertainment area, no one [staff] was allowed down there, they installed cameras down there,' he says.

He goes onto explain why he thinks 'fixer' Maxwell has been allowed to walk free by the FBI because she's sat on 'thousands of names and videos', which makes her 'untouchable'.

Aragon says: 'The guy I spoke to installed this sophisticated camera system, with cameras in each room, and it all went through a main frame server, which went to either New York or Florida.

'The point of the cameras was to record powerful people and for blackmail. Ghislaine Maxwell has thousands of names and videos, she's threatening, if she gets pulled under, she'll spill. She's sending a clear sign that she's untouchable. She has all that information.'

DailyMail.com can also reveal that Epstein's estate - Cypress Inc - is involved in litigation with the Albuquerque-based asphalt contractor company, Universal Constructors Inc for breach of contract, which has been going through the Santa Fe District Court since July.

The ranch is one of several Epstein homes where underage girls were flown in from all around the world.

The New York Times claimed that the convicted pedophile confided in scientists that he planned to impregnate up to 20 women at a time at the ranch to improve the human race with his genes.

One victim Virginia Giuffre, now 35, filed a Florida lawsuit in 2009 against Epstein stating she was a sex slave for him from 1999 to 2002 and he'd made her a 'disgusting proposition'. She added: 'He offered me a mansion and money every month, a monthly allowance to bear one of his children.'

Giuffre continued: 'The proposition was that if anything ever happened between Jeffrey and I, that I would have to sign my child over to him basically and that the child would be his and Ghislaine and I would be looking after it as nothing happened between Jeffrey and I.'

In court documents, Giuffre also alleged that she had sex with Prince Andrew three times and was forced to have sex with former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson.

Former employee Deidre Stratton also claimed Andrew came to visit the ranch and was served a type of tea to make him more 'horny'.

These claims all date back to the early 2000s, which is also the same time that Prince Andrew started doing business in New Mexico with Richardson as part of his role as the UK's special trade envoy.

In October 2003, the prince's trip to New Mexico was front page of the local newspaper, The Santa Fe New Mexican, with the royal and Richardson swapping presents - with the governor giving a black concho belt and receiving a wine coaster made by a cousin of the prince, according to the paper.

The pair talked about wanting to increase trade between Britain and New Mexico with the prince saying he 'was honored to be here'. They dined together that night at Richardson's mansion, who told the paper that it was the third time he'd met the prince after meeting in 1999 in Turkey. 'He happens to be my friend,' Richardson added.

In the same edition, the paper covered the Duke of York's trip to dedicate a $45 million telescope complex called the Magdalena Observatory before then visiting a mountaintop where he 'detonated a 500-pound ammonium nitrate-fuel oil car bomb', as part of the research for New Mexico Tech's bomb technology department.

It was the start of a three-day tour, which included a visit to the Los Alamos National Laboratory and the Santa Fe Institute think tank before ending with visits to San Felipe Pueblo Elementary School and NASA Aeronautics Education Laboratory.