KANSAS CITY, Missouri —The Sheriff's Office of Harnett County, N.C., announced that a man wanted for sexually abusing an 8-year-old girl on camera has been captured.
"Sheriff Larry Rollins and the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank everyone who shared the link that was requesting help to find this individual. He is now in federal custody. Thank you again for the calls, tips, and shares," the Sheriff's Office posted on its Facebook page.
Federal authorities released photos of the man Wednesday asking for the public's help in locating him. The man's identity was not released, but authorities believe he may have been using the name Peter Gilbert.
Investigators said the man appeared in a child pornography video that was seized as part of an investigation into Bailey Mills, an accused child sex predator.
If you have any information about this case, please contact ICE HSI at 1-866-347-2423. All tips will remain confidential.
Investigators say Bailey Joe Mills, 34, filmed himself having sex with an underage girl.
Mills was arrested in June after an alleged victim’s parent saw a disturbing Facebook message and tipped them off.
He is charged with manufacturing child pornography.
Mills faces 35 years to life in prison.