The FBI is asking for the public's help identifying a suspected child predator. The image was obtained from a video depicting what is believed to be a child sexual assault.
The video contains a brief image of the alleged predator, which investigators hope will lead to his identification—and the recovery of an exploited child. “Subjects who show their faces in child pornography are not typical,” said Special Agent Karen Jurden. “It is our hope that someone will recognize this individual and come forward. We were able to recover a very clear image of John Doe 28.”
The video was recovered during the arrest of a San Francisco man on child pornography charges. “The video was part of his collection,” Jurden added, explaining that sexually explicit videos and images of children are often traded anonymously through online forums.
Investigators say the video shows the individual and the victim inside a residence with what appears to be a blue chair and a picture hanging on a wall in the background. Someone familiar with the house might easily recognize the chair. Also, John Doe 28 is wearing wire-framed glasses and a burgundy T-shirt with a fish logo on it.
If you have any information concerning this case, contact a Crimes Against Children Investigator at your local FBI office or your local police department.
You can also submit a tip online using the link within this article or by calling the FBI's toll-free tip line at 1-800-CALL-FBI.
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