FBI seeks victims of child predator suspect who lived in NC
Posted May 20, 2014
Raleigh, N.C. — The FBI is asking for the public’s help to find victims of a suspected serial child predator who once lived in Raleigh and Charlotte.
Matthew John Coniglio, 45, committed suicide 10 days after his April 10 arrest in Savannah, Ga., on charges of possession of child pornography. Investigators seized more than 50,000 images or videos of child pornography. They said some of the video evidence suggests Coniglio drugged, raped and molested young girls.
“The female victims – some as young as 8 years old – may be unaware of what happened to them,” investigators said in a news release. The release did not indicate the time frame the videos were taken.
Public records showed Coniglio, who worked as a sales representative for a food distribution company at the time of his arrest, lived in Savannah and Pooler, Ga.; Charleston and Hilton Head, S.C.; and Raleigh and Charlotte in the last 15 years.
Investigators are working to identify and notify the girls in the photographs and videos. Anyone who thinks they may have been a victim is asked to contact the FBI by email at FBIvictimassistance@ic.fbi.gov or call 1-877-236-8947.
Investigators also encourage anyone who may have been a victim to seek help through the FBI Victim Assistance Program. A confidential questionnaire is available.
“While Coniglio took many answers with him upon his death, the FBI is now focused on efforts to provide victim assistance and support to those numerous individuals whom Coniglio harmed,” FBI Atlanta Special Agent in Charge J. Britt Johnson said.