Seeking Victim Information in Jose Saez Investigation
The FBI’s New York Division is seeking to identify potential victims of Jose Saez, who was recently indicted on charges of production of child pornography, also known as child sex abuse material (CSAM).
Jose Saez was allegedly enticing underage males to produce and transmit sexually explicit videos and photos. An indictment is merely an allegation, the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. The FBI believes he primarily targeted males starting in the year 2000 until the day of his arrest on September 28, 2023.
The FBI is seeking the public's help in identifying potential victims that were under the age of 18 who may have been asked by Jose Saez Jr. to produce or view sexually graphic videos or photographs or engage in sexual conduct. Saez was the pastor of Iglesia Cristiana Alumbrando El Camino church located at 245 Second Avenue Brentwood, New York 11717.
Saez told victims he was a male on some social media accounts while portraying a female on other social media accounts.The FBI believes he primarily targeted boys and used fake photos alleging he was someone other than himself.
Contact may have occurred in person or through the following social media accounts with the usernames:
- Snapchat: das3cr3t1
- Telegram: DD
- KIK: samriguez7 (pretended to be a female varying in ages)
If you and/or your minor dependent(s) were victimized by Jose Saez or have information relevant to this investigation, please fill out this short form.
If you know of someone else who has possibly been victimized by Jose Saez, please encourage them to complete the form themselves.
The FBI is legally mandated to identify victims of federal crimes it investigates. 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. All identities of victims will be kept confidential.
- DOJ Office for Victims of Crime - Help for Victims
- National Safe Place Network
- National Child Traumatic Stress Network
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline | 800-273-8255
- Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)
- National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
- FBI Help for Victims of Crime Brochure
- Caring for Kids: What Parents Need to Know About Sexual Abuse
- Suicide Prevention Lifeline
- American Psychological Association Resources on Sexual Abuse