Humanities › Issues Suspects Wanted by the FBI for Crimes Against Children Share Flipboard Email Print Issues Crime & Punishment Prevention & Safety Basics Criminals & Crimes Investigations & Trials Serial Killers The U. S. Government U.S. Foreign Policy U.S. Liberal Politics U.S. Conservative Politics Women's Issues Civil Liberties The Middle East Terrorism Race Relations Immigration Animal Rights Canadian Government View More By Charles Montaldo Private Investigator Charles Montaldo is a writer and former licensed private detective who worked with law enforcement and insurance firms investigating crime and fraud. our editorial process Charles Montaldo Updated July 03, 2019 These are pictures of suspects currently wanted by the FBI for various crimes against children and fleeing to avoid prosecution. Information about these fugitives is taken directly from the FBI wanted posters. 01 of 35 Erik Kristian Moller FBI Erik Kristian Moller, a convicted child molester, is wanted for failing to appear for sentencing in San Luis Obispo, California, in 2003. Between the years of 1997 and 2000, Moller was entrusted to care for his female victim on almost a weekly basis while she was aged 10 through 14. He induced the girl with drugs and/or alcohol prior to the molestations. 02 of 35 Andrew J. Brantz FBI Andrew J. Brantz, a convicted sex offender, is wanted for child molestation in Arizona. In January of 1986, Brantz was convicted of molesting a family member, who was under the age of 15. After serving 6 months of his 5-year prison term in jail, Brantz subsequently received lifetime probation for the above-mentioned crime. After his release from prison in 1986, Brantz allegedly molested another family member under the age of 15. 03 of 35 Curtis Lee Brovold FBI Curtis Lee Brovold is wanted for his alleged sexual activities with a 14-year-old Minnesota girl whom he met on the Internet in February of 2000. Brovold is alleged to have communicated with the victim mostly via the Internet for approximately six months. Then, in July of 2000, Brovold allegedly flew to Moorhead, Minnesota, met the teenage victim, and engaged in sex acts with her at a local hotel. Brovold did not appear for his court hearing which was scheduled for September 18, 2000. 04 of 35 William Lee Copp FBI William Lee Copp is wanted for child pornography offenses which occurred from the late 1990s through 2004, in Englewood, Florida. Copp is alleged to have used his credit card to subscribe to a web site which allowed him to access child pornography. Copp allegedly downloaded child pornography and saved it to his computer and disks. Copp was scheduled to appear for a court proceeding on February 2, 2006, in Sarasota County, Florida, however, he failed to appear. 05 of 35 Lynn Owen Cozart FBI On February 15, 1996, Lynn Owen Cozart was found guilty of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, endangering the welfare of children, and three counts of indecent assault in the Beaver County Court of Common Pleas, Beaver County, Pennsylvania. These charges stemmed from the discovery that Cozart had molested his three juvenile children from 1984 through 1994. Cozart failed to appear for his sentencing on April 8, 1996. 06 of 35 Anthony Kendall Dewater FBI On February 21, 1992, Anthony Kendall Dewater, a teacher's aide at an elementary school in Salem, Oregon, was charged with nine counts of sexual abuse in the first degree for allegedly fondling multiple students over a six-month period. He was found guilty of seven of those counts in the Marion County Circuit Court for the State of Oregon on July 31, 1992. 07 of 35 Frantz Dieudonne FBI Frantz Dieudonne is being sought for his alleged involvement in sex-related crimes with a minor, after being indicted in Illinois on October 1, 2002, and in Utah on February 26, 2003. From November of 2001 through May of 2002, Dieudonne allegedly traveled across state lines from Pennsylvania to Utah to engage in sex with a 15-year-old minor. On June 1, 2002, Dieudonne was arrested in North Aurora, Illinois, for allegedly transporting a minor in interstate commerce with the intent to engage in sex. 08 of 35 Jerold C. Dunning FBI Jerold C. Dunning is wanted for his alleged involvement in lewd activities with a child under the age of 16, in St. Petersburg, Florida from 1996 to 1998. Dunning was arrested on October 14, 1998, and subsequently released on bond. His trial was scheduled for June 29, 1999, but he failed to appear in court. 09 of 35 Henry Enriquez FBI Henry Enriquez is wanted for rape and gross sexual imposition in Cleveland, Ohio. These charges are based on Enriquez's alleged sexual assault of a female victim who was under the age of 13 when the crimes occurred. The incidents took place in Lakewood, Ohio, from January 3, 1992, through May 31, 1992. 10 of 35 Ronald Dante Fontenot Sr. FBI Ronald Dante Fontenot, Sr. was convicted in 1989 for molesting a juvenile in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Fontenot received a suspended sentence of 15 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections and was placed on five years' probation. Then, on December 29, 1992, a state arrest warrant was issued after Fontenot was charged with indecent behavior unrelated to his prior conviction. 11 of 35 Edward Eugene Harper FBI In 1994, Edward Eugene Harper was charged with conspiracy to commit sexual battery, child fondling and sexual battery in connection with the sexual assault of two girls in Mississippi. The girls, ages 3 and 8, lived near Harper and visited him in his home where they were assaulted. Harper failed to appear at a court hearing in 1994 and has not been seen since. He has family ties in Arkansas and may have worked in Montana and Wyoming. In November 2008, the FBI added the 62-year-old Harper to its Ten Most Wanted list and increased the reward for information leading to his arrest to $100,000. 12 of 35 Elby Jessie Hars FBI Elby Jessie Hars, a convicted child sex offender, is currently wanted for his alleged involvement in sexual activity with a minor girl. The crime occurred in Richland County, South Carolina, in 2000. 13 of 35 Grant Lavelle Hudson III FBI Grant Lavelle Hudson, III, a convicted sex offender, is currently wanted in Santa Rosa, California, on a felony arrest warrant issued on October 28, 2003. Grant is charged with nine counts of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under fourteen years of age, two counts of lewd and lascivious acts with a child who was 14/15 years old, and two counts of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under fourteen years of age by the use of force, violence, duress, menace, and threat of bodily harm. 14 of 35 Roy Stephen Hyatt FBI Roy Stephen Hyatt, a registered sex offender in Florida, is wanted for allegedly possessing child pornography. In December of 2003, a computer, numerous disks, videotapes, and numerous reels of 8mm film, were discovered at Hyatt's residence in Bradenton, Florida. The items found contained child pornography. 15 of 35 Mark David Keller FBI Between January of 1999 and September of 2002, Mark David Keller was known to frequent areas of Portland, Oregon, where homeless children were known to be. Keller allegedly would befriend young homeless boys and solicit them to have sex with him for money. Keller allegedly took pornographic photographs of several of his child victims and then used his computer to transport the images via e-mail. 16 of 35 Phillip J. Kenley FBI In June of 1997, allegations of sexual assault were made by a minor child to local authorities in Collin County, Texas. The eleven-year-old boy alleged that between April and June of 1997, his stepmother, Patty Ann Kenley, sexually assaulted him in the presence of his father, Phillip J. Kenley, and a younger sister. 17 of 35 Patty Ann Kenley FBI An 11-year-old boy told police in Collin County, Texas that between April and June of 1997, his stepmother, Patty Ann Kenley, sexually assaulted him in the presence of his father, Phillip J. Kenley, and a younger sister. 18 of 35 Richard Wright Laguardia FBI Richard Wright Laguardia is wanted for the alleged continuous sexual abuse of two minor females in the early 1980s. He was originally charged in 1982 with three counts of child sexual abuse, including lewd or lascivious acts with a child. He was subsequently arrested, but posted bail and never appeared in court. At the time, Laguardia was on probation for child physical abuse charges. 19 of 35 Marlon Iverzander Lopez FBI Marlon Iverzander Lopez is wanted in connection with sexual abuse of six children over a span of several years, beginning in approximately 1997. A state arrest warrant was issued on September 28, 2002, by the Riverside Superior Court in California after Lopez was charged with 30 counts of lewd or lascivious acts with a child. He was located and arrested on March 12, 2005; however, after posting bond, Lopez failed to appear for subsequent court dates. 20 of 35 Bany Garcia Mexquititla FBI An 11-year-old girl is believed to have left her Vidalia, Georgia, home with 19-year-old Bany Garcia Mexquititla on or about August 7, 2003. The girl was later recovered safely in Mexico in April of 2006. On August 19, 2003, a State of Georgia felony arrest warrant charging Bany Garcia Mexquititla with interference with custody was issued. 21 of 35 Wayne Frederick Poland FBI Wayne Frederick Poland is wanted for his alleged involvement in the rape of two minor children in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, from 2001 through 2003. Poland was arrested in October of 2003, and charged with 20 counts of rape of a minor female and 20 counts of rape of a minor male. He was released on bond. After further investigation, child pornography was found on Poland's personal computer, including still images and videos. UPDATE: Wayne Fredrick Poland was captured in Alabama in May 2007. 22 of 35 Jack Allen Poteat FBI Jack Allen Poteat is wanted for his alleged involvement in sexual activities with a 13-year-old girl in Monroe, North Carolina, in March of 1999. Poteat was arrested and released on bond. Poteat was indicted by the Superior Court, State of North Carolina, County of Union on June 5, 1999, for first-degree statutory rape, first-degree statutory sex offense, indecent liberties with a minor, and crime against nature. Poteat failed to appear for his jury trial on October 19, 1999. 23 of 35 Edward Claire Reisch FBI Edward Claire Reisch is wanted for allegedly sexually abusing a minor female relative who was at his home over the Thanksgiving holiday in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1999. On November 27, 1999, a local arrest warrant was issued for Reisch by the District Court of Maryland for Baltimore City charging Reisch with child abuse, sexual assault, and sodomy. 24 of 35 Jon Savarino Schillaci FBI Jon Savarino Schillaci, a convicted sex offender, is wanted for the alleged sexual assault of a young boy in Deerfield, New Hampshire, on November 4, 1999. Schillaci corresponded with the victim's family while serving time in prison in Texas for previously molesting a young boy. After his release from prison in Texas, the New Hampshire family provided Schillaci a home from which to start his new life. It was while Schillaci was living in this family's home that he is alleged to have molested the young boy. UPDATE: Jon Savarino Schillaci was arrested June 5, 2008 in San Jose de Gracia, Mexico. 25 of 35 Wayne Arthur Silsbee FBI Wayne Arthur Silsbee is wanted for his alleged involvement in multiple incidents of sexual assault involving several female victims who were between the ages of eight and ten at the time of the offenses. These assaults occurred between September of 1995 and April of 1996, in Clackamas County, Oregon. Silsbee was acquainted with each of the victim children, having either babysat for them or taken them to various events. 26 of 35 William Willingham FBI William Willingham is wanted for kidnapping and rape in Sardis, Mississippi. On December 22, 1998, Willingham is alleged to have tied up his girlfriend in her bedroom at her residence and proceeded to the next room to rape her daughter. Willingham's girlfriend managed to free herself but Willingham brandished a knife and forced his girlfriend back into her room. He then returned to the room of his girlfriend's daughter and allegedly continued to rape her. 27 of 35 Meldrum Gregg Harvey FBI Meldrum Greg Harvey, a registered sex offender, is wanted for fleeing the United States after being freed on bail while he appealed a conviction for child rape and sodomy in Kentucky. Harvey may have fled to Canada. On April 26, 2005, Harvey was found guilty of two counts of first-degree rape and first-degree sodomy of a female less than 12 years of age and was sentenced to 20 years, each count, to be served consecutively. UPDATE: On July 17, 2004, the FBI reported that Meldrum Harvey surrendered to authorities and is now in custody. 28 of 35 Rex C. Reichert FBI Rex C. Reichert is wanted for the alleged sexual abuse of two juvenile males, ages 14 and 10, over a two-year period at his apartment in Collegeville, Pennsylvania. Reichert had cared for the boys while a relative was receiving medical treatment. The boys also visited him on weekends and accompanied him on camping trips. 29 of 35 Robert Gaye FBI Robert Gaye is wanted for the sexual assault of a minor female in Hennepin County, Minnesota, in 2006. He faces charges of criminal sexual conduct in the first degree and federal charges of fleeing to avoid prosecution. He is a Liberian refugee who immigrated to the United States in 2005 through Chicago, Illinois. UPDATE: Robert Gaye was arrested on April 20, 2008, in Glendale, Arizona, according to the FBI. 30 of 35 Miguel Angel Ruiz-Rivera FBI Miguel Angel Ruiz-Rivera for the sexual abuse of an 11-year-old girl over a seven-year period beginning in 1997 in Herndon and Leesburg, Virginia. According to the FBI, Ruiz-Rivera was the boyfriend of the victim's grandmother and was living with them at the time of the assaults. He has been charged with aggravated sexual battery upon a child less than 13 years of age. 31 of 35 Liberato Cardenas-Vega FBI Liberato Cardenas-Vega, 30, and Israel Ledesma Moreno, 28, are wanted for the kidnapping of 3-year-old Briant Rodriguez from his home in San Bernardino, California on May 3, 2009. Briant was kidnapped after the two men ransacked his home, tied up his family and took him away at gunpoint. He was found later wandering the streets of Mexicali, Mexico, and was returned to his mother. Vega's girlfriend, Claudia Acosta-Serrano, 21, is wanted for questioning in the case. The FBI is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspects. 32 of 35 Israel Ledesma Moreno FBI Israel Ledesma Moreno, 28, and Liberato Cardenas-Vega, 30, are wanted for the kidnapping of 3-year-old Briant Rodriguez from his home in San Bernardino, California on May 3, 2009. Briant was kidnapped after the two men ransacked his home, tied up his family and took him away at gunpoint. He was found later wandering the streets of Mexicali, Mexico, and was returned to his mother. Vega's girlfriend, Claudia Acosta-Serrano, 21, is wanted for questioning in the case. The FBI is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspects. 33 of 35 Michael Burke FBI Michael Burke pled guilty on April 4, 2006, to one count of rape and one count of aggravated indecent assault in connection with the sexual assault of two girls aged 13 and 10. Burke then failed to appear for sentencing in Abington, Pennsylvania on May 22, 2007. He is wanted by the FBI for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution. He is 6-1, 255 pounds and has blue eyes. He has ties in New Hampshire and Oklahoma but may have fled to Mexico. 34 of 35 Steven Maiurro FBI Steven Maiurro is being sought by the FBI for his alleged connection to a sex trafficking operation run by the Gambino Crime Family in Staten Island and Brooklyn, New York. Authorities believe that Maiurro was involved in the exploitation of young women and underage girls who were sold for sex. On April 19, 2010, he was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of sex trafficking (transportation); sex trafficking (persuasion, inducement, enticement, and coercion); sex trafficking of a minor; sex trafficking of a minor - conspiracy. Maiurro is described as 5-6, 160 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. 35 of 35 James William Bell FBI James William Bell is wanted on charges of molesting three young girls while he was working at a YMCA in Middletown, Rhode Island. The victims were aged 9 to 13. On August 7, 2003, Bell was arrested in Allyn, Washington and returned to Rhode Island. He was released on bail and failed to appear for a pre-trial hearing on July 15, 2004. Bell, born Mary 29, 1954, is 5-7 and 160 pounds. He has brown hair and blue eyes. The FBI believes that Bell may have fled back to Washington or somewhere on the west coast. He has worked as a gymnastics instructor and coach, a computer repair technician, and a volunteer fireman.