FBI takes ‘John Doe 44’ into custody as a part of sexual exploitation investigation

(KNOE) – The FBI claims to have identified a man they believe has information about a child victim in an ongoing sexual exploitation investigation.

On July 15, 2021, the FBI reported that they had taken “John Doe 44” into custody. The authorities did not disclose the man’s name or where he was found. The FBI did not provide any information about the charges against the man.

On Wednesday the FBI sent a nationwide warning stating that “John Doe 44” has critical information about a child victim. The FBI said the first video of the unidentified man shown with a child was first taped by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children in February 2021. The EXIF ​​data embedded in the video files showed that the files were produced before November 2018.

Anyone with information on this or any other federal sex crime case should submit a tip online at or call the FBI toll-free tip hotline at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225- 5324). .

Officials say this “person was wanted through the FBI’s Operation Rescue Me and Endangered Child Alert Program (ECAP), both of which are strategic partnerships between the FBI and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Operation Rescue Me focuses on using clues gained through in-depth image analysis to identify the children depicted in child exploitation material, while ECAP seeks national and international media exposure from unknown adults (referred to as John / Jane Does) that show their faces visibly and / or other distinguishing features in connection with child pornographic images. “

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