March 14, 2024

Seeking Victim Information in John Douglas Burch Investigation 

The FBI's Philadelphia Field Office is seeking to identify potential victims of John Douglas Burch, 54, of Santa Monica, California. Burch has been charged by federal indictment with traveling to engage in illicit sexual conduct, under 18 U.S.C. § 2423(b); and enticement of a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct and prostitution, under 18 U.S.C. § 2422(b). This online child exploitation scheme originated in Los Angeles, California, and is believed to have victimized minor females in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and elsewhere, starting as early as 2014.

The FBI’s investigation revealed, and the charges allege, that Burch used social media platforms, often posing as a fitness professional, to target mostly minor, and sometime adult, females and pressured them to partake in his “sex slave training program.” This “training” included, among other things, the requirement that females listen to explicit and sexually-charged audio recordings, watch violent pornography, create pornographic images and videos and transmit the content to him over the internet, the creation of online dating profiles designed to encourage sexual encounters and commercial sex, step-by-step instructions to perform specific sexual acts to be carried out during these meetings, documentation of these meetings via photos and videos. The FBI believes that once the victim was “trained” to Burch’s liking, he would meet the victim in person and force her to partake in illegal and non-consensual sexual acts.

Burch is alleged to have used social media to contact minor females who were located in the United States and abroad. Burch may have also coerced adult females into “recruiting” minor females via social media. Some contact with Burch may have occurred in person, or through various social media accounts used by Burch. Below are all known social media handles and the corresponding respective platform:

Snapchat: Just 9x6.5a (Display Name), Mr. Bigc0ck (Account Name)
KIK: Mstr_Trainer
Discord: @TheBurch9567
Telegram: Burch
Instagram: “@food_is_not_enemy”; “@notyourfitguru2”; “@not_your_fit_guru_original”; “@backup_notryourfitguru
Facebook: Notyourfitguru

To assist the investigation and receive information regarding resources available to victims, please complete the questionnaire to the best of your ability. If you have previously provided information to any law enforcement previously to include the FBI, please continue to complete the form.

The FBI is legally mandated to identify victims of federal crimes they investigate. Victims may be eligible for certain services, restitution, and rights under federal and/or state law. Your responses are voluntary but may be useful in the federal investigation and to identify you as a potential victim. Based on the responses provided, you may be contacted by the FBI and asked to provide additional information.