Investigators trying to rescue young victim from U.S. producer of child pornography, location unknown
POSTED: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 12:45pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 4:15pm
WASHINGTON — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) is seeking the arrest of an unidentified man for producing child pornography and the rescue of a 7 to 9-year-old victim of sexual exploitation.
A criminal complaint and arrest warrant for "John Doe" was signed Friday in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. HSI is seeking any tips about the possible identity or whereabouts of John Doe, who is believed to be located somewhere in the United States.
The image attached to this story was pulled by investigators from a video depicting the sexual abuse of a minor. The image has been edited for public release.
HSI is requesting that anyone with information about this person contact the agency immediately, in one of two ways:
- Call the ICE Tip Line, (866) 347-2423 from the U.S. & Canada; (802) 872-6199 from anywhere in the world.
- Complete an online tip form at www.ice.gov/tips/
All tips will remain anonymous. Individuals should not attempt to apprehend the suspect personally.