Man Who Sexually Abused Girl in Northeastern U.S. May Have Lived in Florida in 1990s: FBI

The FBI said it's seeking the public's help to find additional victims of Joseph Anthony Caracciolo's

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2013  |  Updated 5:47 PM EDT
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The FBI said Tuesday it wants the public’s help to identify additional victims of a man arrested and charged with the repeated sexual abuse of a minor who may have lived in Florida two decades ago.

In the early to mid-1990s Joseph Anthony Caracciolo may have resided in the Orlando, Boca Raton and Palm Beach areas as well as in California, during a period when he traveled extensively, the FBI said in a press release.

From 2003 to 2005 it’s believed that Caracciolo traveled extensively and lived in California, particularly around Sacramento and San Bernandino. He also may have lived in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Virginia.

On Aug. 30 of this year Caracciolo was charged by federal prosecutors in New Jersey with traveling in interstate commerce for the purpose of engaging in illicit sexual conduct with a person younger than 18 years old, the FBI said. Between May 2012 and August 2012, Caracciolo sexually abused a girl at locations in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, according to the federal complaint. It wasn’t immediately known whether he has an attorney.

Further investigation following his arrest led the FBI’s Newark office to believe that there are more victims of Caracciolo’s around the country, according to the FBI.

Caracciolo – who is also known as Joseph Crillo, Joseph Grillo, and Tony Gallardo – has allegedly represented himself to be a business owner, chef, electrician’s assistant, pediatric dentist and salesperson, and has allegedly claimed to be suffering from cancer, the FBI said.

He has various tattoos, including one of a chef in a chef’s hat with the word “Top Chef” and a quote underneath, as well as one of a cancer ribbon with boxing gloves on his forearm, the FBI said.

The agency asks anyone with information about Caracciolo to contact its tip line at 1-800-CALL-FBI, or provide information at tips.fbi.gov or at the nearest FBI field office.

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