Federal authorities Wednesday reached out to the public for assistance locating a 48-year-old man facing child molestation charges stemming from his time living in Manhattan Beach, but who is believed to have fled to the Philippines.

Edgardo Feralin Dormido Jr. was charged in Los Angeles Superior Court in 2015 with multiple felony counts of molesting minors in Manhattan Beach, according to the FBI. He absconded later that year and was subsequently charged in federal court with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.

The FBI released a photo of Dormido Wednesday in hopes of generating tips about his whereabouts. He is described as 5-foot-4 with black hair and brown eyes, weighing about 130 pounds.

Federal officials said he is believed to be living in the Philippines, but he “may still have family or associates residing in the Los Angeles” area.

Anyone with information on his location was asked to contact a local FBI office or the nearest American Embassy or consulate.

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