FBI Seeking Unidentified Individual Who May Have Information Regarding Sexual Exploitation of a Child
|FBI St. Louis November 19, 2012|
The FBI is asking for the public’s help with identifying an unknown individual who may have valuable information regarding the sexual exploitation of a child. A photograph and informational poster of the unknown man are being disseminated to the public, and links can be found below.
The individual of interest first came to the FBI’s attention in November 2005 after a series of photographs surfaced on the Internet depicting a prepubescent female, approximately 10 years old, posing naked in sexually explicit positions. The unknown male is pictured on a nearby bed watching the child. These photographs have been circulated and/or traded as child pornography among various illegal Internet forums.
One of the photographs shows what appears to be a child’s drinking cup from the QuikTrip chain of gas stations. This image led investigators to believe that the photographs were likely taken, prior to November 2005, in one of the following 13 U.S. cities where QuikTrip stores are located:
- Atlanta, Georgia
- Charlotte, North Carolina
- Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas
- Des Moines, Iowa
- Greenville/Spartanburg, South Carolina
- Kansas City, Missouri
- Omaha, Nebraska
- Phoenix, Arizona
- St. Louis, Missouri
- Springfield, Missouri
- Tucson, Arizona
- Tulsa, Oklahoma
- Wichita, Kansas
A baseball cap displaying what could be the logo of a local sports team, as well as a partial image of what appears to be a telephone book, are also clues which may provide valuable information regarding the location of this endangered child.
This man’s identity and whereabouts are unknown. He appears to be an older, white male between the ages of 55 and 65 with brown eyes, gray hair, and a full beard and mustache. Charges have not been filed in this case, and the pictured individual is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.
Anyone with information should contact their local FBI office, submit a tip online via https://tips.fbi.gov/, or call the FBI’s toll-free tip line at 1-800-CALL-FBI.
This individual is being sought as part of the FBI’s Rescue Me and Endangered Child Alert Program (ECAP) initiatives. Both represent strategic partnerships between the FBI and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Rescue Me focuses on clues obtained through in-depth image analysis to identify the child victims depicted in child exploitation material. 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 child pornography images.