Nationwide manhunt underway for alleged sex predator

Nationwide manhunt underway for alleged sex predator

(WAFF) - The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) unit is asking for the public's help to identify a man captured on video sexually abusing an 8-year-old girl.

Investigators in North Carolina believe the man, currently classified as a "John Doe," may be using the name Peter Gilbert and may be driving a white pickup truck.

He is between 40-50 years old with a medium to heavy build.

The suspect appears in a child pornography video seized as part of a separate investigation.

In addition to public appeals, HSI Raleigh has distributed the "John Doe" information and photos to fellow law enforcement agencies and to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, in a unified effort to find this predator.

If you think you recognize this person, please contact HSI toll free at 1-866-347-2423.

You can read more about the case and submit an online tip at this web page. Tips will remain confidential.

Members of the public should not attempt to apprehend the suspect personally.

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