Identity of Unknown Female Sought for Information Regarding a Suspected Child Sexual Predator
2010 Photograph Submissions Requested
|FBI Los Angeles July 02, 2013|
The FBI is continuing to seek the public’s assistance in an ongoing effort to learn the identity of an unidentified female linked to digital evidence in an ongoing investigation involving the sexual abuse of a minor, as well as the with the submission of photographs that may lead to the identity of the victim and/or the suspect, announced Bill Lewis, the Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office.
On May 29, 2013, the FBI sought the public’s assistance with obtaining identifying information regarding two unidentified females; however, one of the women voluntarily contacted the FBI after local electronic and print media outlets reported the 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.
One of the two women originally sought, however, remains unidentified and, although not seen actively engaged in the abuse of a child, may be in a position to provide valuable details regarding the identity of the unknown child victim. Investigators believe the victim is currently enduring abuse by an unidentified male subject. Photographs of the male suspect are not available at this time.
Based upon newly obtained information uncovered during the ongoing investigation, investigators believe that the unidentified woman known as Jane Doe #26 may know or have association with the suspect, who is believed to be a white male, approximately 5’11” tall with a medium build, possibly between the ages of 40 and 50, with light hair, possibly reddish-blond or red. Investigators believe the unidentified male may also have information that would assist in the location of the child victim.
Forensic evidence yielded in this investigation indicates that the child victim may have been swimming at the Desert Hot Springs Spa & Hotel on the date of March 16, 2010. The FBI believes that anyone who may have been visiting the hotel pool on or around that date may have captured additional images of the child victim and/or accompanying adults in the background. Anyone in possession of pictures and/or video taken at the Desert Hot Springs Spa & Hotel pool on or about March 16, 2010, is asked to contact the FBI.
Based upon the previously released profile image of Jane Doe #26, the FBI’s Forensic Imaging Unit has created an artist composite of what Jane Doe’s full face may possibly look like. The FBI has added this image (also included in this release) to Jane Doe #26’s Internet poster, which may be viewed at http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/ecap/unknown-individuals-2/view.
Jane Doe #26 is described as follows:
Race: Possibly Hispanic
Age: Likely between the ages of 25—35
Once again, the FBI is seeking the public’s assistance in providing any information available regarding this unknown individual because it is believed that she has been in contact with the child victim. No charges have been filed in this case, and the individual pictured in the photographs being released is 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, 26 John/Jane Does have been investigated, 17 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.