FBI seeks to ID 'John Doe 40' in child sexual assault investigation

Authorities say the man, who is known only as John Doe 40, was shown in a video with a child. Law enforcement believe the video was produced before October 2017. (Photo credit: FBI)

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is asking for the public's help in identifying a man who may have information about a child victim of sexual exploitation.

Authorities say the man, who is known only as "John Doe 40," was shown in a video with an unidentified child. Law enforcement believe the video was produced before October 2017.

He is described as a white male, between 30-40 years old and appears to be heavyset with dark-colored hair.

Investigators said the man could be heard speaking English in the video.

"John Doe 40" is being sought as part of the FBI’s Operation Rescue Me and Endangered Child Alert Program (ECAP). ECAP seeks national and international media exposure of unknown adults who visibly display their faces or other distinguishing characteristics in association with child pornography.

Anyone with information on this individual is asked to submit a tip online at https://tips.fbi.gov/ or call the FBI’s toll-free tip line at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324).

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