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FBI: Public's help needed in finding person who may have important information for investigators.

Case involves sexual exploitation of child
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Posted at 11:32 AM, Sep 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-12 11:32:25-04

INDIANAPOLIS—The FBI is asking for the public's help in its investigation of a child sexual exploitation case. Specifically, the bureau is looking for an unidentified man who could be anywhere in the U.S.

In a press release, the FBI says "John Doe 41" may have "critical information pertaining to the identity of a child victim in an ongoing sexual exploitation investigation."

More information about this unknown person is available at the FBI website: https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/ecap [fbi.gov].

A video depicting the unidentified male shown with a child, was first noted by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in March of 2018. The video is believed to have been produced between 2016 and 2018.

John Doe 41 is described as an African American male, likely between the ages of 18 and 20-years-old. He appears to be a thin-framed individual with black hair. Anyone with information can submit a tip online at https://tips.fbi.gov/ [tips.fbi.gov], or call the FBI’s toll-free tip line at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324).

The FBI says John DOE 41 is sought as part of the bureau's Operation Rescue Me and Endangered Child Alert Program which uses clues to identify "child victims depicted in child exploitation material." The unkown adults are referred to as "John or Jane Does."