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FBI seeks victims of suspected child predator with ties to SC

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Matthew John Coniglio (Source: FBI) Matthew John Coniglio (Source: FBI)
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

The FBI is looking for victims of a suspected child predator who lived in several cities in the southeast, including here in South Carolina.

Agents say some of his victims were as young as 8 years old, and may not know they are victims.

The FBI says some of the young girls may have been drugged, molested, and raped.

The suspect, 46-year-old Matthew John Coniglio, was arrested in Savannah, Georgia last month for possession of child pornography. He committed suicide 10 days later.

Police say they found video evidence of the assaults and rapes at his home, along with more than 50,000 images and videos depicting child pornography.

The victims could be from all over, because in the past 15 years, Coniglio had lived in Charlotte, Raleigh, Charleston, Hilton Head, Savannah, and Pooler, Georgia. He's believed to have been abusing girls since at least 2000.

The FBI wants victims to come forward for the investigation, but also to get help through the FBI Victim Assistance Program.

You can also contact the FBI's victim assistance toll free number at 1-877-236-8947.

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