Accused child rapist from Bedford featured on TV's 'America's Most Wanted'

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The manhunt for a Bedford Hills man accused of raping a 9-year-old girl was thrust into the national spotlight Saturday.

Detectives say 27-year-old Cesar Joel Sagastume Morales raped his girlfriend?s daughter. Police say the crime was uncovered after Morales left his cell phone with his girlfriend. She saw naked pictures of her daughter on the phone and her daughter told her she was raped more than once by Morales, who fled. The case is highlighted on the TV show ?America?s Most Wanted.? Authorities hope the national exposure will help them catch Morales.

Authorities think Morales could be in New York , New Jersey or Maryland. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the Bedford Hills Police Department at 914-241-3111.

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