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WANTED: Man seen on tape sexually abusing a child

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John Doe 28 as seen in photos from the FBI. John Doe 28 as seen in photos from the FBI.
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The FBI and other law enforcement agencies are actively seeking information that could lead to the identification of a while male known as John Doe 28.

The FBI says the man has been seen in explicit online videos sexually abusing a young boy.

The video contains a brief image of the alleged predator, which investigators hope will lead to his identification—and the recovery of the exploited child. "Subjects who show their faces in child pornography are not typical," said Special Agent Karen Jurden. "It is our hope that someone will recognize this individual and come forward. We were able to recover a very clear image of John Doe 28."

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There are no details linking the suspect to a particular area, but Jurden said investigators believe he may be a U.S. citizen because he speaks one word during the video—"careful"—which is in English.

The video containing John Doe 28 first came to the attention of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in November of 2012.

The video is just over two minutes long and was recovered during the arrest of a San Francisco man on child pornography charges. "The video was part of his collection," Jurden added, explaining that sexually explicit videos and images of children are often traded anonymously through online forums.

John Doe 28 is described by the FBI as a white male, possibly in his 30s or 40s, with a receding hairline and wearing wire-framed glasses.

Other images from the investigation include those showing the suspect and the child inside a residence with what appears to be a blue sofa chair and a picture hanging on a wall in the background.

Additionally, the subject is wearing a burgundy t-shirt with what appears to be a shark logo on the left side.

Anyone with information should submit a tip online or call the FBI's toll-free tip line at 1-800-CALL-FBI.

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