FBI Seeks to Identify Two Individuals Who May Have Information Regarding a Child Sexual Exploitation Investigation
|FBI Charlotte February 19, 2013|
The Charlotte Division of the FBI is seeking the public’s assistance to help identify two unknown individuals who may be able to provide valuable details regarding the identity of a child victim in an ongoing sexual exploitation investigation. Photographs and informational posters depicting the unknown individuals are being disseminated to the public and can also be found below:
Clues gathered from images relevant to the case, including a yellow T-shirt containing the outline of a basketball along with the written text “New Market Basketball,” have led to the belief that the individuals with whom the FBI would like to speak might possibly have a connection to one of the following facilities and/or areas:
- New Market, North Carolina
- New Market, Iowa
- New Market Elementary School, Indiana
- New Market Elementary School, Maryland
- East New Market, Maryland
- New Market, Virginia
- New Market Sports Camp, Virginia
- New Market Elementary School, Alabama
- New Market Elementary School, Tennessee
- New Market Township, Minnesota
- New Market Township, Ohio
- New Market, Middlesex County, New Jersey
Also visible in some of the images is a home with what appears to be yellow siding and an above-ground swimming pool. If recognized, these items could also assist in providing valuable information leading to the demographic location of the abused child.
These individuals’ identities and whereabouts are currently unknown. The first individual is described as a white male, likely between the ages of 25 and 35, with dark hair and glasses.
The second individual is described as a white male, likely between the ages of 35 and 45, with dark hair. The FBI is seeking to find these individuals because it appears they have been in contact with the victim and can assist the FBI with identification efforts. The public is reminded that no charges have been filed in this case, and the pictured individuals are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.
|John Doe 23||John Doe 24||Yellow T-shirt with the outline of a basketball along with the text “New Market Basketball”||Home with siding and and above-ground swimming pool|
Anyone with information to provide should contact the Charlotte FBI office at 704-672-6100, submit a tip online at https://tips.fbi.gov/, or call the FBI’s toll-free tip line at 1-800-CALL-FBI.
These individuals are being 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.