Seeking Victims in David Patrick Sheffield Investigation
The FBI’s Chicago Division is seeking potential victims who were asked by David Patrick Sheffield to produce and transmit sexually explicit videos and photos.
Contact may have occurred through Sheffield’s social media accounts, usernames, or aliases, including:
- davew5944 (Snapchat)
- venamis19955 or venamis1995 (Instagram)
- Dave or David White
- Damien White
- Damien Donahue
- Craiger Strout
A federal arrest warrant has been issued for David Patrick Sheffield. He is alleged to have used social media applications to approach minors and request sexually explicit photographs and videos in return for the promise of payment. In one case, Sheffield is alleged to have made explicit threats to direct and live-stream the violent murder of a minor and that minor’s family.
If you believe you or your minor dependent(s) were victimized by Sheffield, please fill out this short questionnaire. (If you are under the age of 18, please have your parent/guardian submit this form on your behalf).
Your responses are voluntary. Even if you already provided this information to law enforcement, please provide it again on this questionnaire. Based on your responses, you may be contacted by the FBI and asked to provide additional information. All identities of victims will be kept confidential.
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.
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