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FBI seeks tips on suspected child predator

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Update from the FBI's Office of Public Affairs:

It is now believed that tips generated from the November 12 publicity campaign have led to the identification and location (in the Midwest region of the USA) of the man in the photographs known as John Doe 27.

As of this time, no arrest warrants have been issued or served.

Based upon the progress of this investigation, the FBI has determined that no additional publicity of these images is necessary.

No further comments will be made, as the investigation remains ongoing; however, the FBI wishes to express its gratitude to the public for their vigilance and assistance in this case.

Agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation are asking the public to help them identify a man suspected of sexually exploiting a child.

The man, known only to authorities as John Doe 27, is engaged in sexually explicit activities with a child in photographs and videos that have been circulating numerous child pornography forums on the Internet since April, according to a news release from the FBI's Philadelphia Division.

Investigators said they have successfully enhanced a number of the photos, and they believe there are several clues that could give away his identity.

The images, for example, show the suspect and the victim inside a home with a distinct plaid chair, according to the FBI, and male pattern baldness on the back of his head and a ring on his right hand may also help someone may recognize him.

He appears to be white, possibly in his 40's or 50's, with dark hair and dark eyes, and based on audio from the video, authorities believe he may have referred to himself as "Jimmy."

There are no specific details linking him to a particular state or region of the United States.

Anyone with information may submit a tip online at https://tips.fbi.gov/ or call the FBI's toll-free tip line at 1-800-CALL-FBI.


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