|Updated: 11/19/2012 1:10 pm
||Published: 11/19/2012 1:06 pm
The FBI is hoping the public can help identify and locate a man who they believe has information related to the sexual exploitation of a child.
The individual of interest, called John Doe 21, first came to the FBI’s attention in November of 2005. The man was seen in the background of sexually explicit photos of a little girl thought to be 10-years old.
Investigators say the man appeared to be witnessing the child’s behavior. The photos have been circulated extensively in the child pornography circuit.
By enhancing the photos investigators identified what appears to be a child’s drinking cup from the QuikTrip chain of gas stations. This image led investigators to believe the photographs were likely taken prior to November of 2005, in one of the following 13 U.S. cities where QuikTrip stores are located: Atlanta, Georgia; Charlotte, North Carolina; Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas; Des Moines, Iowa; Omaha, Nebraska; Greenville/Spartanburg, South Carolina; Kansas City, Missouri; Springfield, Missouri; Wichita, Kansas; Phoenix, Arizona; Tucson, Arizona; St. Louis, Missouri; and Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The photos also reveal a baseball cap displaying what could be the logo of a local sports team, as well as a partial image of what appears to be a telephone book, are also clues which may provide valuable information regarding the location of this endangered child.
Investigators do not have any information about this man’s identity or whereabouts, but would like to talk to him. Investigators say 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.
Anyone with information to provide should contact their local FBI office, submit a tip online at https://tips.fbi.gov/ , or call the FBI’s toll-free tip line at 1-800-CALL-FBI.