Danville police are searching for 7-month-old Emma Grace Kennedy.
She is about 2'2" tall, weighs 18 pounds, has blonde hair, blue eyes, and has a small scar on her left cheek.
Emma was last seen wearing a light blue onesie with dots and a white rabbit on the left leg and matching headband.
Police believe her abductor is 51-year-old Carl Ray Kennedy, who is a registered sex offender in North Carolina.
He is described as 5'8" tall, weighs 170, has gray hair, green eyes, a left ear piercing, and tattoos on both arms, consisting of skulls, an eye, pitbull, and a wizard.
Kennedy was last seen wearing a brown t-shirt, gray shorts, and black and white Sketchers.
Police said Kennedy abducted the child after assaulting her mother at a Kwik Stop on Riverside Drive in Danville, Virginia.
Authorities said the pair was last seen leaving the gas station in Randolph County and could be headed to North Carolina.
The pair may be in a gold 2007 Suzuki Forenza with one of two North Carolina license plates: EKZ 5093 or FAA 1873.
Other vehicles Kennedy has access to are a burgundy Toyota Camry, blue Jeep Cherokee and a Dodge truck. Kennedy likely is using the FAA-1873 tags on one or more of these vehicles, Virginia State Police said.
The vehicle also has a Johnny's Auto Sales emblem on the trunk.
Officers believe Kennedy is armed with a knife.
Authorities did not release the nature of their relationship.
Those with any information are asked to call the Danville Police Department at (434) 799-6510 or 911.