Reward Offered for Fugitive Pediatrician
|FBI Phoenix September 16, 2010|
PHOENIX, AZ—FBI Phoenix Division’s Special Agent in Charge Nathan Thomas Gray announced today that the FBI is offering up to $20,000 in reward money for information leading to the apprehension of a federal fugitive.
The reward is offered to help secure the arrest of Dr. Emilio Luna, age 40, a Valley pediatrician who was charged with and arrested for distribution of child pornography this month. Granted pre-trial release on September 9, 2010, with the condition of wearing an electronic monitoring device, Dr. Luna removed his device with bolt cutters and fled custody. His vehicle, the monitoring device and the bolt cutters were all found September 12, 2010, in the parking lot of a Glendale church where he had been allowed to attend services.
Dr. Luna is charged with sharing child pornography on peer-to-peer (P2P) computer networks.
He is described as an Hispanic male, age 40, 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing 170 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He was born in Zacatecas, Mexico and has resided in California, Illinois, and Texas. He is also known as Emilio Luna del Real.
The FBI will publicize his flight from justice on digital billboards in Arizona, Texas, California,and Illinois. He has friends, family and/or has lived in all of these states. (The FBI worked in conjunction with the Outdoor Advertising Association of America to publicize this matter as quickly as possible.)
The FBI is also working with its law enforcement partners in Mexico to determine if he might have fled to his country of origin.
Anyone with information on Dr. Luna should call 9-1-1 or 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324). While Dr. Luna has no criminal history and is not known to be armed, anyone who is a fugitive represents a danger to the public. Anyone calling 9-1-1 for immediate police assistance on this matter should follow up with a call to 1-800-CALL-FBI and identify themselves so they can be contacted for the potential reward money.