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  1. #1
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    Apr 2013

    GA - Unraveling mystery of salesman accused of molesting, raping unconscious girls


    Matthew Coniglio's Georgia home held a trove of child pornography, more than 50,000 images and videos stored on laptops, external hard drives and thumb drives.

    Among the stash, hidden in a bedside table turned around to conceal the doors, authorities made an even more horrifying discovery: 56 8-millimeter cassette tapes they say show him raping and molesting girls...

    As for the alleged perpetrator, a 46-year-old traveling salesman who worked and lived in cities across Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina, "he often looks back at the camera and even speaks," Kirkconnell said. "There's no doubt it's Matthew Coniglio. None at all."

    A man under investigation for being a child predator killed himself before police could discover how many young girls he victimized.

    “I’m angry he killed himself in jail,” said Sgt. John Schmitt, the Pooler police detective leading the investigation. “I really wanted him to stand before his victims and a judge.”

    But Matthew J. Coniglio’s death hasn’t ended the ongoing investigation by local, state and federal agencies.

  2. #2
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    Aug 2008
    State of Disbelief. SC
    Wow. The one victim they were able to identify, lived in the town next to me.

    I hope every single family that had contact with this man will notify LE. That's the best chance they have at identifying his victims.
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    We are all just trying to make sense of an unimaginable crime.

  3. #3
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    Jan 2011

    The FBI has now opened a hotline for victims or anyone with information about alleged sex predator Matthew Coniglio....

    If you think you might have been a victim, or can help Pooler Police or the FBI with their investigation, call 1-800-CALL-FBI or 1-800-225-5324. There will be a live agent to speak to about the Matthew Coniglio case.
    Several people have already come forward since News 3's investigation into a Pooler Sex Predator on Monday.

    Pooler investigators and the FBI are asking for Matthew Coniglio's victims or co-workers to come forward as they continue the investigation. The FBI will also set up a national hotline as soon as Wednesday.

    WSAV Crime Expert Gerry Long says this investigation won't be easy, for victims or investigators.
    It began as an investigation into computer crimes, but soon uncovered a sexual predator.

    Pooler police spoke only to News 3 about this case.

    Six cities, three states at least 15 victims.
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  4. #4
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    Nov 2008
    This is just horrible (except for the fact that the perp killed himself). I'm a little confused about the hotline. I understand they are looking for victims, but what happens to them? Will they be offered therapy? I can imagine many wouldn't come forward for fear their name(s) will end up in the paper. My heart hurts for them.



  5. #5
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    May 2010
    Raleigh NC
    Hi, Sleuthers -

    I saw this AP article today, published by WRAL News -- I had not heard of Coniglio until I saw this article -- at least he's no longer out there as a threat and an apparently pretty slick child predator. Total sleazebag, IMO -- he even sleazed out of earthly crime & punishment. What a sorry excuse for a near-human. Grrrrrr.


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    Aug 2009
    "The decision I'm making tonight is the most difficult one I've ever had to make," he wrote. But it would be, he said, "the best way out for all."

    Read more: http://www.cp24.com/world/unraveling...#ixzz36MtX1Z4p

    yep - it was a way out for him ... not because he felt remorseful or wanted to spare anyone else more trauma but because HE wanted to escape

  8. #8
    Shocking pictures show cell of 'serial child rapist' moments after he hanged himself while under investigation for molesting little girls and filming it



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