FBI seeks to identify men in connection with child exploitation case
The FBI is looking for the public's help to identify two people who may have information about a child victim of sexual exploitation.
Robert A. Jones, Special Agent-in-Charge of the FBI Indianapolis Office, says the two men pictured may be able to provide "valuable details" as to the identity of the child.
Initial images of the child being photographed in sexually explicit positions were first recorded by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in February 2003. The FBI says those images still being circulated in numerous child pornography forums across the Internet.
The FBI has gathered clues from images relevant to the case, including a yellow T-shirt containing the outline of a basketball along with the written text "New Market Basketball." The FBI is interested in talking to anyone who has a connection to one of the following facilities and/or areas:
New Market, Iowa
New Market Elementary School, Maryland
East New Market, Maryland
New Market, Virginia
New Market Sports Camp, Virginia
New Market Elementary School, Alabama
New Market Elementary School, Tennessee
New Market Township, Minnesota
New Market Township, Ohio
New Market, North Carolina
Also visible in some of the images is a home with what appears to be brown siding and an above-ground swimming pool. If you recognize the home, or have any information about the men's identities, call 1-800-CALL-FBI or submit a tip online.
Your tips could help agents find the location of the abused child.
More suspect details:
These individuals' identities and whereabouts are currently unknown. The first individual is described as a white male, likely between the ages of 25 and 35, with dark hair and glasses. The second individual is described as a white male, likely between the ages of 35 and 45, with dark hair. The FBI is seeking to find these individuals because it appears they have been in contact with the victim, and can assist the FBI with identification efforts.
No charges have been filed in this case and the pictured individuals are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.
The men are 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.
New Market Elementary School, Indiana