FBI searching for man who may have information about sexual assault victim

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is asking got the public’s help in getting information that would help them identify a man who they say may have critical information about the identity of a child victim in an ongoing sexual exploitation investigation.

The FBI says videos of the man, identified only as John Doe 42, with a child were first recorded by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in August of 2019. The FBI says data embedded within the video files indicated that the files were produced in October of 2015.

The FBI say the man is being sought as part of the FBI’s Operation Rescue Me and Endangered Child Alert Program (ECAP) initiatives, both of which are partnerships between the FBI and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The FBI says 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 Does) who visibly display their faces and/or other distinguishing characteristics in association with child pornography images.

John Doe 42 is described as a white male with gray hair and is heard speaking English in the video. Investigators say due to the age of the images, it is possible that the individual’s appearance may have changed over the years.

The FBI says anyone with information about the man's identity 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). Photographs and an informational poster depicting the man can be found online at the FBI website here.

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