Elmira/Corning Regional Airport
FBI Investigates Sex Commune
Written By: Tanja Rekhi
ITHACA (WENY) -- A man is reportedly handing out fliers in Ithaca and Newfield to try and recruit young white girls for his sex commune. The Tompkins County Sheriff's Office has been investigating since last week and are now calling on State Police and the FBI for support.
Police are calling this a serious threat to safety. They say their suspect was last seen in the area, but they're not sure if he's working with more people and say it could be a multi-state operation.
The suspect is white, six feet tall, with brown hair and was driving a green Chevy Lumina or Monte Carlo.
His fliers were spotted last week at Cornell University, on The Ithaca Commons and in Newfield.
He refers to his group as the Nymph Squad Commune and is looking for 13 white girls with blonde, red or brown hair, perfect vision and good teeth.
He's also looking for volunteers to hand his fliers out at middle schools, high schools and colleges.
Local investigators are hoping resources from the state feds can help solve this case as soon as possible.
"If people are approached by somebody with [the flier], if they could get a good description of the person that gives it to them, maybe a vehicle, if there's a vehicle involved get us a vehicle description a license plate number. That would be real helpful for us to identify this person," says Investigator Kevin Cowen.
Police encourage parents to talk to their kids and tell them to find a responsible adult if they're approached by someone with the flier.
If you've seen the flier or have any information on the suspect, call the sheriff's dispatch line at 607-272-2444.