Police issue arrest warrant for Troy man

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Updated: 3/20 7:42 am

TROY, N.Y.— A Troy resident who may be responsible for the Production of Child Pornography is wanted by police on a federal arrest warrant.

Police are trying to locate 25-year-old Jesse Sawyer Jr. who they said sexually abused three young children.

“Jesse Sawyer has been ID’d as an extremely dangerous individual, and an individual we need to get behind bars sooner than later,” Troy Police Captain John Cooney said.

Cooney said the investigation started back in January when someone found pictures on a computer Sawyer once used.

“Very graphic pictures of the acts perpetrated by Mr. Sawyer on his victim,” he explained. “We have no idea how long it’s been going on or if there are any other victims out there.”

The investigation eventually led police to a home located at 131 Sherman Ave. where neighbors said Sawyer’s parents live.

“There is no reason to believe he’s left our boundaries,” Cooney said. “This is an opportunity for citizens to join us. We need to get Jesse Sawyer, and we need to get him now.”

Police also enlisted the help of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. There is currently a federal arrest warrant for Sawyer for Production of Child Pornography. At least one victim was under the age of five, according to Troy Police.

Sawyer is 5' 8" tall, 160 pounds, brown hair, and hazel eyes.

Anyone with knowledge of his whereabouts are urged to call Troy Police at 270-4411.

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