The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is seeking the public’s assistance to identify potential victims of a suspected international child predator. William James Vahey, a 64-year-old United States citizen, was a suspect in an international sex crime investigation but committed suicide in Luverne, Minnesota on March 22, 2014, before any criminal charges could be filed.
The FBI is legally mandated to identify victims of federal crimes that it investigates and provide these victims with information, assistance services, and resources.
If you have information about this ongoing investigation or believe you or someone you know may have been victimized by William James Vahey, the FBI requests that you come forward. Victims may be eligible for certain services and rights under federal law. Additionally, we may be able to assist you with finding resources in your country if you reside overseas. Please see the official press release and related story for detailed information on this investigation and a timeline of the locations and dates of employment of William James Vahey.