The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is now seeking the public’s help to identify an unknown Vietnamese woman seen in a child sexual exploitation video that the agency is currently investigating
The Asian woman in the picture, only referred to so far as Jane Doe 39, is believed to be between the age of 25 and 35. She is described as having long, black hair and seen wearing a white, yellow, blue and red floral dress in the video, according to the news release from FBI’s Indianapolis office
After obtaining the video, which is believed to be produced around April 2016
, the FBI forwarded it to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) as part of the agency’s “Operation Rescue Me” and “Endangered Child Alert Program” (ECAP) initiatives to help and rescue child victims of sexual exploitation by using sophisticated image analysis tools.
“We know the video has been traded on the Internet and we know this child is a victim who needs our help,” Special Agent Susan Romash said in a statement.
In the video, the woman can be heard speaking in Vietnamese. Romash hopes that someone may be able to identify the woman through her voice in the looped recording.
“We also search for clues within the images. Those clues often help us determine where the image was produced or who created it. If those approaches don’t work,” she explained, “but there is an adult in the image whose face is shown, we publicize it through ECAP and ask for the public’s help.”
Those who might have information about the woman can call the FBI’s hotline at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324).