FBI Seeking Info On Man That May Be In Ohio

  • 9/11/2019 1:38:18 PM
  • Sartaj Singh
  • Local News

MANSFIELD, OH - The Federal Bureau of Investigation is currently seeking information to identify an unknown male that may have critical information pertaining to the identity of a child victim in an ongoing sexual exploitation investigation. 

At this time, the FBI does not know if this individual is in the state of Ohio, but they do not have information that proves that he is is not in the State of Ohio. 

Described as John Doe 41, the individual was in a video with a child first noted by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in March of 2018. It is believed that the video was produced sometime between 2016-2018. It is also believed to have been recorded in a bathroom. 

John Doe 41 is described as a African American male, likely between the ages of 18 and 20 years old. He appears to be a thin-framed individual with black hair. 

John Doe 41 is being sought as part of the FBI's Operation Rescue Me and Endangered Child Alert Program (ECAP) initiatives. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the FBI's toll-free tip line at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324), or submit a tip online at tips.fbi.gov. 

The FBI would like to remind the public that no charges have been filed in this case and the pictures individual is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law. 

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.

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