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Click here for individuals descriptions of each fugitive listed.

On March 13, 2013, the FBI updated its list of “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” by adding the name Edwin Rivera Gracias – seen here, bottom row, 3rd from left.

According to the FBI’s website, the list is a publicity program designed to publicize particularly dangerous fugitives who might not otherwise merit nationwide attention, according to the FBI’s website.

The program was founded on March 14, 1950, when a reporter asked late FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover for the names and descriptions of the “toughest guys” the Bureau would like to capture. The resulting article generated so much publicity and had so much appeal that Hoover implemented the top ten program.

Since its inception, 497 fugitives have been on the top ten list. Among those listed, the FBI says that 466 have been apprehended or located, including 154 fugitives who were captured or located as a result of citizen cooperation.

The current top ten list is maintained on the FBI website and relies on the assistance of citizens and the media. A reward of up to $100,000 is offered by the FBI for information which leads directly to the arrest of a Top Ten fugitive. Members in the Top Ten list are not ranked.

Author: Roomie Huh CBS News
Credit: Federal Bureau of Investigation

Daniel-Leija

Authorities have been searching for a child rapist who has been on the run for over ten years.

Daniel Leija, now 50, is a former school bus driver from Yakima County, who has had a warrant out for his arrest for first degree child rape in Sunnyside, WA between the years 1997-2002.

The two victims, also residents of Sunnyside, were both females under the age of fifteen during the five-year period in which the crime occurred.

In 2002, both females went to Sunnyside Police Department to report the rapes they endured over a five-year period. Police then uncovered trunks and backpacks filled with over 100 videotapes recording the assaults. Leija was arrested and charged with multiple counts of rape and exploitation of minors and was held on $250,00 bail. However, Yakima Superior Court Judge Heather Van Nuys reduced his bail to $60,000 and he was released after relatives came up with the lower amount.

He immediately fled the area after his bail-release and hasn’t been seen since.

According to U.S. Marshals, who eventually took over the case, Leija was last known to be in Mexico.

It is believed that he is living under a different identity and has most likely altered his appearance.

Back when his bail was reduced, Leija was facing 18 counts of first degree rape and molestation, eight counts of second degree rape and molestation, two counts of third degree rape and molestation, 12 counts of sexual exploitation and with jumping bail.

Taylor-Wylie is a woman who lived with Leija in Sunnyside prior to his arrant. She says all of the sexual assaults counts are for actions he took against her daughters over a five-year period. She said in 2002 her daughters complained about Leija’s sexual assaults.

Wylie contends that Leija has made return visits to Sunnyside to visit family. She said his family claims he has since drowned, which she calls a “blatant lie.

Wylie’s daughters are now young adults but according to her, the wounds are still open.

“We try to go on, but the girls, they’re still drastically affected by it,” Taylor-Wylie said. “Anger, fear, tears… they’re so fragile.”

Taylor-Wylie says she and her four daughters, who now live in Bremerton, want to see Leija brought to justice.

Daniel Leija was recently featured on America’s Most Wanted, with the latest airing on October 12, 2012.

Daniel_Leija

Sex: Male
Race: Hispanic
Age then: 40
Current Age: 50
Height/Weight: 5’7” tall 190 pounds
Hair (Color, Description, Facial Hair):
Black
Eyes: Brown
Last Seen:
Yakima County , Sunnyside WA
Last Known Locations:
Yakima County , Sunnyside WA (and possibly Mexico)

 

Outdated mugshot photo of Leija with no facial hair

If you have any information regarding this case you’re asked to please contact: U.S. Marshals by calling 509-654-5060

Parents Charged in Nationwide Child Pornography Investigation

PHOTO: Michelle Lee Freeman, 40, and her husband, Michael Serapis Freeman, 39

Michelle Lee Freeman, 40, and her husband, Michael Serapis Freeman, 39, surrendered to Salem police after the couple learned that an acquaintance had identified photos that had been provided to the media by ICE and shared by the public on social media sites. (Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office) – Click here for full article written and published by Abcnews.

Child molestor (pictured) still unidentified almost two months later.

ICE Homeand Security Investigations agents are still searching for a “Criminal Jane Doe” who produced child pornography videos of herself and a man engaging in sexual contact with two children (both girls.) One child is between the ages of 5 and 7, and the other was between 3 and 5 years old.

ICE agents made the discovery in Washington D.C. while investigating an unrelated child porn case back in August, 2012. They’ve been trying to identify her ever since. Media and Facebook hasn’t produced any answers as to who this woman could be but agents believe she lives somewhere in the United States. The photo(s) that have been provided by are still-shots from the video found.

This child-predator is described by HSI special agents as a Caucasian female, between the ages of 25 and 35 with a medium build, dark brown hair and blue eyes. She is also identifiable by a large mole on the back of her left thigh.

A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of ”Criminal Jane Doe”

Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to contact authorities immediately. One can call the HSI Tip Line at 1-866-347-2423 or complete an online tip form at www.ICE.gov/tips.