FBI looking to identify woman who may have information in child sexual exploitation investigation

CLEVELAND - The FBI is asking for the public's help in identifying a woman who may have information relating to an ongoing child sexual exploitation investigation.

According to the bureau, the woman, identified only as Jane Doe 39, appeared in a video with the unknown child.  The video is believed to have been produced prior to April 2016.  Authorities said the woman may have information on the identity of the child.  

Police did not indicate if the woman is a suspect in a crime.

Police described the woman as Asian, possibly between the ages of 25 to 35 with long black hair. She was last seen wearing a white, yellow, blue and red floral dress. Authorities said the woman spoke Vietnamese in the video.

The bureau said the case is being investigated as part of their Operation Rescue Me and Endangered Child Alert Program (ECAP) initiatives.

The programs focus on "utilizing clues obtained through in-depth image analysis to identify the child victims of child exploitation material."

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The FBI said in cases where they are looking for the location of a missing child, no clue is too small to report.

"Through the careful scrutiny of child pornography images, 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," the FBI said.

Since the inception of ECAP in 2004, the FBI said 39 John/Jane Doe cases have been investigated and 26 individuals have been identified.  As a result, 40 child victims of exploitation crimes have been identified.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of Jane Doe 39 is asked to contact the FBI by calling 1-800-Call-FBI (1-800-225-5324).

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