FBI seeks suspect in child sex exploitation case
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) needs your help identifying a man suspected of sexually exploiting a child.
The FBI refers to the unidentified man as John Doe 27. He was photographed while engaging in sexually explicit activities with a child. The first images were recorded by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in April 2013, and they are still being circulated in numerous child pornography forums online.
Investigators for the FBI and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children have successfully enhanced a number of photos depicting John Doe 27 and believe there are several clues which may assist with the identification of the man.
Images show the subject and the victim inside a residence with a distinct plaid chair. There's also male pattern baldness on the back of the man's head and a ring on the subject's right ring finger.
It's possible the man may refer to himself as "Jimmy."
There are no specific details linking the suspect to a particular state or region of the United States, and both his identity and whereabouts are currently unknown.
The FBI says the suspect appears to be a Caucasian male, possibly in his 40s or 50s, with dark hair and dark eyes.
Anyone with information to provide should submit a tip online, or call the FBI's toll-free tip line at 1-800-CALL-FBI. The public is reminded no charges have been filed in this case and the pictured individual is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.
The man is being sought as part of the FBI's Operation Rescue Me and Endangered Child Alert Program (ECAP) initiatives, both of which represent strategic partnerships between the FBI and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Operation Rescue Me focuses on utilizing clues obtained through in-depth image analysis to identify the child victims depicted in child exploitation material, while ECAP seeks national and international media exposure of unknown adults (referred to as John/Jane Doe) who visibly display their faces and/or other distinguishing characteristics in association with child pornography images.