FBI Seeking Victims of Convicted Sex Offender

By Bob Connors
|  Tuesday, Sep 17, 2013  |  Updated 5:03 PM EDT
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FBI Seeking Victims of Convicted Sex Offender

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The FBI is seeking possible additional victims of Joseph Caracciolo, a convicted sex offender who may have lived in Connecticut in the past.

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The FBI is asking the public's help to identify possible additional victims of a sex offender charged with repeatedly sexually abusing a minor.

In August, federal prosecutors in New Jersey charged Joseph Caracciolo with crossing state lines to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor. The alleged abuse occurred between May 2012 and August 2012, according to federal authorities. The girl was under the age of 13 and Caracciolo traveled between New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania to sexually assault the girl, authorities said.

Caracciolo may have lived in Connecticut at one point, so the FBI is asking for help identifying possible victims here. He may have also spent time in New York, New Jersey, Virginia, Florida and California.

He is a registered sex offender, but has been in violation of the sex offender registration requirements since 2005, according to authorities.

Caracciolo has represented himself to be a chef, pediatric dentist, electrician's assistant, sales person and a business owner. He has also claimed to be suffering from cancer, federal prosecutors said.

He has several distinctive tattoos, including a chef's hat with the words "Top Chef" on his forearm and a cancer ribbon with boxing gloves on his forearm.

Anyone with information about Caracciolo is asked to call the FBI tip line at 1-800-CALL-FBI.

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