FBI seeks information in child exploitation investigation

The person, only identified as "John Doe 45,” is described as a white male with brown hair, and having brown facial hair and a mustache. 

Updated: November 16, 2021 - 6:40pm

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The FBI is asking for the public's assistance in helping identify a person of interest who may have information in an ongoing child sexual exploitation investigation.

The person, only identified as "John Doe 45,” is described as a white male with brown hair, and having brown facial hair and a mustache. 

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According to a press release by the FBI, the man was seen in a video with a child sometime between January to April 2019. His appearance may have changed since the images were taken.

The FBI believes he could help provide them with the child's identity. 

The man is being sought as part of the FBI’s Operation Rescue Me and Endangered Child Alert Program (ECAP) initiatives, which are partnerships between the FBI and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Operation Rescue Me focuses on clues obtained through in-depth image analysis to identify the child victims depicted in child exploitation material, the FBI said in a press statement, adding that "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."

Photos of the person of interest can be viewed here, on the FBI website.

The FBI asked that anyone with information concerning this case should submit a tip online at tips.fbi.gov, or call the FBI’s toll-free tip line at 1-800-CALL-FBI.