FBI SF seeks public help in finding a man with sexually exploited child

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The FBI’s San Francisco office is asking for public help in looking for a man who might carry critical information about a child victim of sexual exploitation. 

On Wednesday, the FBI announced that the man, only known as “John Doe 47” was first recorded with a child in August 2020 by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)

The video’s data states that the file were produced before April 2020. 

The man is described as a black male, between the ages of 18 and 25. According to the FBI, the man was heard speaking English in the video.

FBI said no charges have been filed in this case and the man is presumed innocent “unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.” 

Federal agents said they are looking for him as part of the “Operation Rescue Me” and “Endangered Child Alert Program” joint initiatives between the FBI and the NCMEC.

Those with relevant information are urged to submit a tip online at tips.fbi.gov or call the FBI’s toll-free tip line at (800) 225-5324.


Charlene is a Bay Area journalist who hails from the small community of Fresno. Drawing from her experience writing for her college paper, Charlene continues to advocate for free press and local journalism. She also volunteers in all the beach cleanups she can because she loves the water.

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