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The FBI needs help identifying victims of Matthew John Coniglio, who is a suspected child predator wanted in the Southeast. (abc3340.com) The FBI needs help identifying victims of Matthew John Coniglio, who is a suspected child predator wanted in the Southeast. (abc3340.com)
ATLANTA, Ga. -- The FBI is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying victims of a suspected serial child predator who has been living in the Southeast United States. The female victims, some as young as 8 years old, may be unaware of what happened to them.

Matthew John Coniglio, a 46-year-old United States citizen who was jailed in Savannah, Georgia, on April 10, 2014, for possession of child pornography, committed suicide on April 20, 2014. At the time of his arrest, Coniglio worked as a sales representative for a food distribution company based out of Florida.

Videotaped evidence seized at the time of his arrest in Pooler, Georgia, suggests that Coniglio drugged multiple young females who he subsequently molested and raped. Coniglio also possessed more than 50,000 images/videos depicting child pornography. There is no evidence to suggest that he shared or traded any of the videotaped assaults.

[Click here for a printable version of the FBI's wanted flyer for Coniglio]

A review of various public sites reveals that over the past 15 years, Coniglio is known to have resided in Savannah and Pooler, Georgia; Charleston and Hilton Head, South Carolina; and Raleigh and Charlotte, North Carolina.

At this point in the investigation, the FBI’s Southeast Georgia Child Exploitation Task Force, in partnership with the Pooler Police Department, Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Liberty County Sheriff’s Department, and the Effingham County Sheriff’s Department, is working to both identify and notify the photographed victims. Those who believe they may have been victims are being encouraged to come forward, not only to aid investigators, but potentially to seek services through our Victim Assistance Program.

If you have information about the ongoing investigation regarding Matthew John Coniglio, or believe you may have been victimized by him, please complete our confidential questionnaire or send an e-mail to FBIvictimassistance@ic.fbi.gov. You can also contact your local FBI office or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate. To obtain the current status of the investigation, please contact the FBI's Victim Assistance Toll Free number at 1-877-236-8947.

Source:  FBI News Release via fbi.gov

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