FBI Seeks to Identify Two Unknown Females to Obtain Information Regarding a Suspected Child Sexual Predator
|U.S. Attorney’s Office May 29, 2013|
UPDATE: July 2, 2013: Jane Doe #25 voluntarily contacted the FBI after local electronic and print media outlets reported this story. Agents have since interviewed that woman and she was fully cooperative. Images that had been released to assist in her identification have been removed from the FBI’s website. Information on Jane Doe #26’s identity is still being sought.
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The FBI is seeking the public’s assistance in obtaining identifying information regarding two unidentified females linked to digital evidence in an ongoing investigation involving the sexual abuse of a minor, announced Bill Lewis, the Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office.
The unidentified women pictured in digital images and/or video are not seen actively engaged in the abuse of a child; however, they may be able to provide valuable details regarding the identity of a victim. The victim is believed to be a young child enduring abuse currently and over the past several years by an unidentified male. Photographs of the suspect are not available at this time.
Photographs and informational posters depicting the unknown women, known only as Jane Doe 25 and Jane Doe 26, are being disseminated to the public and can be found online at the FBI’s national website at the following links:
- Jane Doe 25: http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/ecap/unknown-individuals-1
- Jane Doe 26: http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/ecap/unknown-individuals-2
The whereabouts of the unidentified women are not currently known. The unidentified women are described as follows:
Jane Doe 25:
- Race: White
- Probable age: Likely between the ages of 18 and 25
- Hair: Dark in color
- Tattoo: Large outline of a wing tattoo covering most of her back. The tattoo may have been enhanced with color since the date of the image being released.
Jane Doe 26:
- Race: Possibly Hispanic
- Probable age: Likely between the ages of 25 and 35
- Hair: Dark
- Eyes: Brown
Initial images and videos of the child being photographed while engaging in sexually explicit activities were first documented by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in August 2012 and continue to be circulated in numerous child pornography forums on the Internet.
Information gathered from multiple images relevant to the above-referenced investigation have led investigators to believe that the individuals with whom the FBI would like to speak, as well as the victim and/or the suspect, may possibly have ties to Los Angeles, Riverside, or San Bernardino Counties. For example, a red San Bernardino County “Junior Fire Marshal” hat can be seen in images associated with the victim, as well as images of the victim swimming at a hotel located in the Desert Hot Springs area of California.
FBI investigators are seeking these individuals because it appears from digital evidence that they have been in contact with the victim and may be in a position to assist with identification efforts. No charges have been filed in this case, and the individuals pictured in photographs being released are presumed innocent at this time.
Anyone with information should contact their local FBI office or call the FBI’s toll-free tip line at 1-800-CALL-FBI. A tip may also be submitted online at https://tips.fbi.gov/
This effort is part of the FBI’s 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. 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.
Since the inception of ECAP, 22 John/Jane Does have been investigated, 15 of whom have been successfully identified and subsequently arrested and/or prosecuted. These investigations have led to the identification of 29 child victims. To help locate current suspects, see the FBI’s ECAP webpage at http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/ecap.