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FBI seeks victims of man charged with sex with minors

By From page A3 | September 27, 2013

Carraciolo Joseph Anthony

JOSEPH ANTHONY CARRACIOLO

The FBI is seeking victims of an individual, formerly of the Sacramento area, arrested and charged with the repeated sexual abuse of a minor.

A complaint and warrant issued Aug. 21 by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office in New Jersey charged an individual, believed to be Joseph Crillo but not yet positively identified, in a “John Doe” warrant for aggravated assault of a minor younger than 13 years old, a press release from Special Agent in Charge of the Newark Division Aaron T. Ford announced.

Nine days later, a federal complaint from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of New Jersey, charged Joseph Anthony Caracciolo of traveling in interstate commerce for the purpose of engaging in illicit sexual conduct with a person younger than 18 years old. Crillo, Joseph Grillo and Tony Gallardo are all aliases of Caracciolo, the federal complaint revealed.

The complaint alleged that from May 2012 to August 2012, the man traveled between New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania to sexually abuse a female minor, who was under the age of 13 at the time. He traveled from New York to Atlantic County, N.J., and locations in Pennsylvania, to commit the alleged crime.

Caracciolo, a registered sex offender, has been in violation of offender registration requirements since 2005, the press release stated.

He traveled extensively in the early-to-mid 1990s. He lived in Florida, specifically the Orlando, Boca Raton and Palm Beach areas. From 2003 to 2005, it is believed Caracciolo traveled to and lived in California, in the Sacramento and San Bernardino areas. He may have also traveled to and lived in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Virginia.

Allegedly having claimed to suffer from cancer, Caracciolo allegedly represented himself as a chef, pediatric dentist, business owner, salesperson and electrician’s assistant.

He frequented Atlantic City casinos, allegedly using aliases and gambling under the names of others he met in the casino.

Caracciolo has the followed tattoos: A tattoo of Ivy on his left finger; a chef in a chef’s hat with the words “Top Chef,” and an underlying quote on the forearm; a cancer ribbon with boxing gloves on the forearm; the initials AJ on the inner left wrist; the letter “M” on inner right wrist; the initials NY on the left upper arm; and an “X” between the webbing of the thumb and index finger.

Individuals with information regarding the case are encouraged to contact the FBI’s tip line at 1-800-CALL-FBI. Information can also be provided to the nearest field office or filed at tips.fbi.gov.

Cole Mayer

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