FBI needs help finding man who may have info about child sex assault victim

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KAKE) -

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is asking for the public's help in finding a person who may have information about a child victim in a sexual exploitation case.

The FBI's Kansas City office said in a release Wednesday that there is no information leading investigators to believe he is in our area, but the agency is seeking help nationwide.

A video depicting the man, John Doe 41, shown with a child was first noticed by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in March of 2018. The FBI believes it was produced sometime around 2016 to then.

The release describes John Doe 41 as a black man likely between the ages of 18 and 20. He appears to be thin-framed with black hair. 

Anyone with information to provide should submit a tip online at tips.fbi.gov or call the FBI’s toll-free tip line at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324). 

The public is reminded no charges have been filed in this case and the pictured individual is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

"This individual is being sought as part of the FBI’s Operation 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.  Operation 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 Does) who visibly display their faces and/or other distinguishing characteristics in association with child pornography images."

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