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FBI: Suspected child molester may be in Hawaii

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in Honolulu is seeking the public's help in providing information that may identify a man suspected of child sexual exploitation. Agents believe the man could be on the Big Island.

The suspect first came to the FBI's attention in 2010 when a series of photographs surfaced on the internet depicting the suspect apparently engaging in graphic sex acts with two children: a four-year-old girl and nine-year-old boy (approximate ages).

These photos were circulated widely among various illegal internet forums for the sharing of child pornography.

Investigators for the FBI and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children enhanced one of the photos to develop an image of what appears to be a 2008 Hawaiian Telcom phone book for Hawaii's Big Island in the background. This image led investigators to believe that the photos were taken between 2008 and 2010. A desktop computer in the background of another photo leads investigators to conclude that the photo was likely not taken in a hotel room.

There are no other details linking the suspect to Hawaii. His identity and current whereabouts are unknown.

The pictured suspect appears to be a white male in his 40s with brown-grey hair and blue eyes. Anyone with information to provide should contact their local FBI office.

"We're comfortable saying that the suspect was probably on Hawaii's Big Island between 2008 and 2010. He may have lived there, or he may have been a guest in someone's home. For all we know, he may still be living in Hawaii," said Honolulu FBI Special Agent Tom Simon. "Sadly, the FBI catches a lot of consumers and distributors of child pornography. This case is a rare opportunity for us to catch an actual producer of these disturbing images."

The public is reminded that no charges have been filed in this case and the pictured suspect is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

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