Daily Mail - - Front Page - By Guy Adams and Vanessa Allen

A TY­COON with links to Prince An­drew has been ac­cused of rap­ing teenagers he lured to his Ba­hamas man­sion.

Peter Ny­gard, 78, al­legedly told girls as young as 14 he could make them mod­els be­fore rap­ing them and forc­ing them into per­form­ing ‘de­viant acts’.

An­drew vis­ited Ny­gard at his lav­ish es­tate in 2000, af­ter the Cana­dian fash­ion de­signer had agreed out-of-court set­tle­ments with three em­ploy­ees who ac­cused him of sex­ual ha­rass­ment. The prince and his ex-wife Sarah Fer­gu­son stayed at Ny­gard Cay, near Nas­sau, with daugh­ters Beatrice and Eu­ge­nie.

The new case threat­ens fur­ther em­bar­rass­ment for An­drew, who stepped back from pub­lic life last

year fol­low­ing a back­lash over his re­la­tion­ship with pae­dophile fi­nancier Jef­frey Ep­stein. Ac­cord­ing to a 99-page law­suit filed against him in New York, Ny­gard used his ten-bed­room man­sion to host ‘pam­per par­ties’ for teenage girls re­cruited at shopping malls and fash­ion events.

He and his em­ploy­ees told the girls they could be fash­ion mod­els, but then plied them with wine and drugs be­fore Ny­gard al­legedly raped them.

Three al­leged vic­tims were 14-year-old vir­gins and said they felt scared and hu­mil­i­ated by the at­tacks, which left one need­ing med­i­cal treat­ment. The case has been brought on be­half of ten women who al­lege they were raped by Ny­gard. Eight were teenage girls and two were adult em­ploy­ees on the Nas­sau es­tate.

Lawyers said Ny­gard, who is worth an es­ti­mated £690mil­lion, ran a ‘decades-long sex traf­fick­ing scheme’ that de­stroyed in­no­cent lives. They said he used his com­pany’s pri­vate jet, dubbed ‘N-Force’, to take his vic­tims with him on vis­its to Lon­don, Ger­many, Italy and China, and treated them as his ‘per­sonal ser­vants’.

Two yachts were al­legedy used to trans­port drugs and liquor for the par­ties and Ny­gard was said to keep a data­base of 7,500 po­ten­tial vic­tims.

The case has par­al­lels with some of the ac­cu­sa­tions against Ep­stein, who used his pri­vate jet, known as the Lolita Ex­press, to traf­fic young women and girls. One Ep­stein vic­tim, Vir­ginia Roberts, claims she was traf­ficked to Lon­don and forced to have sex with Prince An­drew when she was 17 years old.

An­drew has re­peat­edly de­nied her ac­count and he is not in­volved in the Ny­gard law­suit. A spokesman for Ny­gard said the allegation­s were ‘ com­pletely false, with­out foun­da­tion and are vig­or­ously de­nied’.

Royal guest: Prince An­drew with Peter Ny­gard at his Ba­hamas man­sion, be­low

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