FBI seeks victims of suspected pedophile arrested in New Jersey

The FBI is asking for the public's assistance in identifying victims of suspected child molester  Joseph Anthony Caracciolo, arrested last month in New Jersey. Credit: FBI
Joseph Anthony Caracciolo is accused of molesting a girl for four months last summer.
Credit: FBI

Federal investigators in New Jersey are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying additional victims of a suspected child molester arrested last month.

Joseph Anthony Caracciolo was arrested and charged last month for traveling across New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania to sexually abuse a girl under 18 years old for at least four months last summer.

The FBI also suspects Caracciolo sexually abused a minor younger than 13 using the alias Joseph Crillo. Investigators said he also went by Joseph Grillo and Tony Gallardo.

He is believed to have traveled extensively in Virginia, California, Florida and the tristate area, allegedly posing as a chef, pediatric dentist, businessman, salesman and electrician’s assistant.

He also claimed to be suffering from cancer and frequented Atlantic City casinos, the FBI said.

Caracciolo has several tattoos, including a cancer ribbon and a chef’s hat with the words “Top Chef.”

Anyone with information on Caracciolo is asked to contact the FBI’s tip line at 1-800-CALL-FBI or submit information via its website.

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