FBI warns girls of ‘imminent hazard’ as suspected sex trafficker added to Most Wanted list
FIRST ON FOX – A fugitive wanted on child sex trafficking expenses allegedly “manipulated and physically, emotionally, psychologically and sexually abused a number of young girls” within the St. Louis space for years, the FBI instructed Fox News Digital in an unique interview.
The FBI added Donald Eugene Fields II to its Ten Most Wanted fugitive list Thursday and greater than doubled the everyday reward supplied for ideas as the company hunts for the alleged predator.
A federal arrest warrant for Fields was issued in December for allegedly trafficking at the least one sufferer between 2013 and 2017, however “where we find one victim, we will traditionally find many, many victims of sexual assault, sexual abuse, rape and sodomy,” stated Jay Greenberg, particular agent in cost of the FBI’s St. Louis Field Office.
Some of the girls Fields allegedly sexually abused had been as younger as 11 years previous when it began, and “I can tell you the trauma which happens when somebody when they are young sticks with them for their entire lives,” he stated.
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The heinous nature of his alleged crimes and the truth that investigators consider he’s nonetheless within the U.S. and probably nonetheless working within the space is why the FBI added him to the Ten Most Wanted fugitive list on Thursday.
“He poses an imminent danger to young girls in that area,” Greenberg stated. “He was known to work for a number of cash jobs. He’s been a tree trimmer, he’s worked on cars, he’s worked in resale shops.
“We consider that he’s seemingly insisting on money jobs, and any person on the market knowingly or unknowingly is funding his run from justice, so we might need to make sure that we share all the small print about his alleged crimes.”
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Fields has a “actually distinctive tribal tattoo on his shoulder,” frequents casinos and has connections all over Missouri, but has spent a lot of his time in Franklin and Phelps counties in the northeast part of the state, as well as Indiana, Kentucky and Florida, according to Greenberg.
“He has talked about making an attempt to get across the border to Mexico,” Greenberg said, but investigators believe he is still in the U.S. “We do know that he loves to frequent casinos and does trip bikes … He’s a craps participant, so this could possibly be your fortunate day.”
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The reward for information that leads to his arrest and conviction is up to $250,000, more than double previous rewards to further incentivize the public to send tips.
That will be the new precedent moving forward, said Jose Perez, deputy assistant director of the FBI’s Criminal Investigative Division.
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“The aim of this system is notoriety, publicity for these violent people who’re at the moment out,” Perez said. “We’re making an attempt to get the general public’s help and the general public’s consideration to look out for some of these people.
“And by increasing the reward, it’s going to increase the notoriety, increase the interest and possibly increase the motivation for somebody in the general public to provide us information.”
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The FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list started in March 1950, and Fields is the 531st fugitive added to the list. Of the 531 listed suspects, 494 have been arrested or situated, together with 163 as a consequence of citizen cooperation.
The FBI captured eight fugitives from the highest 10 list within the final 5 years, in accordance to the Bureau’s newest statistics.
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Anyone with details about Fields, or any of the opposite fugitives on the highest 10 list, is requested to name the FBI’s tipline at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324).
Individuals may additionally contact their native FBI workplace, the closest American Embassy or Consulate or submit a tip on-line at ideas.fbi.gov.