The FBI seeks the public’s help to identify a man suspected of sexually exploiting a child.  Photographs and posters depicting the man, labeled John Doe 28, are on the FBI website.

Initial images and video of the man 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 enhanced the images and believe they contain several clues that may assist with the identification of him.

For example, the video depicts the man and the victim inside a home with what appears to be a blue sofa chair and a picture hanging on a wall in the background. Additionally, the man is wearing wire-framed glasses and a burgundy t-shirt with what appears to be a shark logo on his left side.

There are no specific details linking the man to a particular state or region of the United States.  He appears to be a Caucasian male, possibly in his 30s or 40s, with a receding hairline and wearing wire-framed glasses.

Anyone with information to provide should submit a tip online or call the FBI’s toll-free tip line at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324). 

This man is sought as part of the FBI’s Operation Rescue Me and Endangered Child Alert Program (ECAP) 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.