Sex offender, 47, impregnates 12-year-old New Jersey girlBy Mason White 11:05 AM September 20, 2013
|Joseph Anthony Caracciolo|
By: David Ross
(Scroll down for video) A registered sex offender was arrested for impregnating an underage girl.
Joseph Anthony Caracciolo, 47, of New York, who is a registered sex offender, was arrested after the 12-year-old victim agreed to help police locate him.
Caracciolo met the 12-year-old girl of Atlantic County, New Jersey, and they had sex several times before she got pregnant.
The pervert believed that he was in an exclusive relationship with the young girl and reportedly threatened her when he thought she was seeing another male.
The sex offender also wanted to have a relationship with his daughter when she was born. The two kept in touch while she was pregnant. The man constantly expressed his love for the 12-year-old and told her that he wants to be with her now that she is the mother of his daughter.
After she gave birth to her daughter, the now 13-year-old mother had discovered that the baby’s father, who falsely identified himself as Joseph Grillo, had a criminal record including rape and bigamy among other crimes. He used several names and had been conning women over twenty years.
The girl agreed to help the FBI locate her baby’s father. Authorities had been looking for Caracciolo after he moved and failed to register his address on a federal registry for sex offenders. Investigators tapped into her phone and were able to locate the sex offender.
The Atlantic County authorities arrested Caracciolo after tracing his call to New York. He has been accused of traveling in interstate commerce for the purpose of engaging in illicit sexual conduct with a minor and could face up to thirty years in prison.
Caracciolo has a long history of crime. At one time, he was accused of impersonating a police officer in Massachusetts, and forcing a woman to have sex with him.