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Man sought by FBI in sexual predator case

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Man in photo is sought by the FBI. (Source: FBI) Man in photo is sought by the FBI. (Source: FBI)
QuikTrip cup, baseball hat and phone book also in photo. (Source: FBI) QuikTrip cup, baseball hat and phone book also in photo. (Source: FBI)

Special Agent in Charge Mark F. Giuliano, of the FBI's Atlanta Field Office, is asking for the public's help in identifying an a man who may be able have details regarding the sexual exploitation of a child. 

The man of interest got the FBI's attention in November 2005, after a series of photographs appeared online of a girl who's approximately 10 years old, posing naked in sexually explicit positions, according to the FBI. 

A man is also visible in the photographs who can be seen witnessing the child's behavior from a bed nearby. The photos have been circulated/traded as child pornography among various illegal Internet forums, according to the FBI.

The FBI enhanced the background of one of the photos and identified what appears to be a child's cup from a QuikTrip gas station, which is a chain that operates in 13 U.S. cities including Atlanta; Dallas; Charlotte, N.C.; Des Moines, Iowa; Omaha, Neb.; Greenville/Spartanburg, S.C.; Kansas City; Springfield, Mo.; Witchita, Kan.; Phoenix; Tucson, Ariz.; St. Louis and Tulsa, Okla.

Investigators believe that the photos were likely taken prior to November 2005, in one of the 13 U.S. cities where QuikTrip has a store.

The photo also shows a baseball hat with a logo of a local sports team, as well as a partial image of what appears to be a telephone book, are also clues which may provide valuable information regarding the location of this endangered child.  

This man's identity and whereabouts are unknown. He appears to be a white male between the ages of 55 and 65 with brown eyes, gray hair, and a full beard and mustache. 

The man is being sought as part of the FBI's Rescue Me and Endangered Child Alert Program, both of which are partnerships between the FBI and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.  

Rescue Me uses clues based on in-depth image analysis to identify the child victims depicted in child exploitation content, and ECAP seeks national and international media exposure of adults shown in child pornography images, according to the FBI.

A photograph and poster of the man sought are being disseminated to the public and can be found at the FBI website at http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/ecap/unknown-suspect-4/view.

Anyone with information can contact their local FBI office, submit a tip online at https://tips.fbi.gov/, or call the FBI's toll-free tip line at 800.CALL.FBI.

No charges have been filed in the case and the man in the photo is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law, according to the FBI.

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