Suspect spotted in child porn videos is found in the Midwest

Suspect spotted in child porn videos is found in the Midwest

PORTLAND, Ore. - The public appeal for assistance identifying a man in photographs released by the FBI led to his identification and location in the Midwest, the FBI said Thursday.

"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," the FBI said in a statement. "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."

The FBI had sent out the alert on Tuesday, calling the suspect 'John Doe 27.' They said photos and videos showing him sexually abusing a child were making the rounds on the Internet.

The man was being sought as part of the FBI's Operation Rescue Me and Endangered Child Alert Program (ECAP) initiatives, both of which represent strategic partnerships between the FBI and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Operation Rescue Me focuses on utilizing clues obtained through in-depth image analysis to identify the child victims depicted in child exploitation material, while ECAP seeks national and international media exposure of unknown adults (referred to as John/Jane Doe) who visibly display their faces and/or other distinguishing characteristics in association with child pornography images.