FBI asks for public's help in identifying suspected child sex predator

FBI asks for public's help in identifying suspected child sex predator

Credit: FBI

The suspect appears to be a Caucasian male, possibly in his 30s or 40s, with a receding hairline and wearing wire-framed glasses.

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by Michele Mullen, WLBZ

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Posted on April 2, 2014 at 12:24 PM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 2 at 12:26 PM

WASHINGTON, DC -- The FBI is seeking the public's assistance with obtaining identifying information regarding an unknown male suspected of sexually exploiting a child.

Initial images and video of the unidentified adult male, John Doe #28, engaging in sexually explicit activities with a child were first recorded by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in November of 2012. Investigators for the FBI and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children have successfully enhanced images depicting John Doe #28 and believe they contain several clues, which may assist with the identification of the subject.

For example, the video depicts the subject and the victim inside a residence with what appears to be a blue sofa chair and a picture hanging on a wall in the background. Additionally, the subject is wearing wire-framed glasses and a burgundy t-shirt with what appears to be a shark logo on his left side.
John Doe #28 is described as a White male, possibly in his 30s or 40s, with a receding hairline and wearing wire-framed glasses.  (Photo: FBI)

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.

Anyone with information to provide should submit a tip online at https://tips.fbi.gov/, or call the FBI's toll-free tip line at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324). 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.

This individual is being sought as part of the FBI's Operation Rescue Me and Endangered Child Alert Program 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.

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