“John Doe 44” sought in a separate investigation was taken into custody the first day his image and audio was publicly released Wednesday, the FBI said.
“Jane Doe 37”
A woman, identified as “Jane Doe 37” is the FBI’s “case of the week.” Jane Doe 37 first came to the attention of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in June 2014. The feds think she may be able to identify a child being sexually abused in a video.
According to embedded EXIF data, the video files were produced in April 2012. Audio from the animated film “Land of the Lost” can be heard playing in the background.
Originally thought to be male, the FBI received information in 2016 that the person who may be able to identify the child victim is female. Jane Doe 37 is described is a white female with brown hair, and wearing dark-framed glasses. Due to the age of the images, it may be that her appearance has changed over the years.
“John Doe 44”
A man identified as “John Doe 44” was arrested after his photos and information were released for the first time Wednesday, the feds said.
Initial video of John Doe 44, first recorded by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in February 2021, was originally produced in November 2018, according to embedded EXIF data.
ECAP seeks national and international exposure of John and Jane Does whose faces or other distinguishing characters are visible in child pornography images. “Operation Rescue Me” represents a strategic partnership between the FBI’s Criminal Investigative Division, Violent Crime Section, Child Exploitation Operational Unit and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). Since its inception, the program identified 600 children.
No clue is too small: The FBI utilizes many clues to identify where a child may be held. The identification of items sold exclusively in certain areas, or at certain stores which can be seen in the background of various images, has led to the successful rescue of numerous child victims. The FBI has been able to use clues as small as a glimpse of a vehicle’s color seen in a reflection of one of its mirrors to rescue children from dangerous child predators.
Anyone with information concerning these cases, please call the FBI’s toll-free tip-line at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324), contact a Crimes Against Children Investigator at the FBI Chicago at 312-421-6700; or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.