(WASHINGTON) — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is seeking the public’s assistance to identify a woman, “Jane Doe,” who has been accused of molesting two young girls in a child pornography case.
Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents obtained images of the woman, who, along with an unidentified man, allegedly victimized the two girls. One is believed to be between the ages of 5 and 7 and the other is believed to be between the ages of 3 and 5.
Jane Doe is described by HSI special agents as a Caucasian female, between the ages of 25 and 35 with a medium build, dark brown hair and blue eyes. She is also identifiable by a large mole on the back of her left thigh.
ICE agents obtained a criminal complaint and federal warrant from a U.S. District Court judge in Washington, D.C., to arrest the woman, who is believed to be living in the United States.
ICE agents from Los Angeles had been working on the investigation since June 2011 when they executed a search warrant and seized a computer with images that they said depicted the child victims being abused.
HSI’s Child Exploitation Investigations Unit’s Victim Identification Program has worked with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) which determined that the children had not been identified or rescued yet.
A break in the investigation came in June 2012, when the FBI in Colorado said it seized a computer that had over 200 images and two videos of the child victims with the images of the female Jane Doe suspect. An unidentified male in the images has his face obscured and digitally altered, according to an affidavit by HSI Special Agent Jim Cole, who has been working the investigation.
The male suspect is believed to have interest in the outdoors based on a book Animal Tracking Basics which appears in the background of the video. Investigators say they believe the pictures were taken in February 2010.
ICE was releasing the pictures of Jane Doe in an effort to locate the child victims and rescue them.
“We are seeking the public’s assistance based on the concern of the minor children. We are hoping someone comes forward who knows who this person is, or has seen her,” HSI Special Agent Jim Cole said in a telephone interview with ABC News.
Officials said the case is unusual since a majority of child pornography cases involve male suspects, not women.
Investigators ask that anyone with information contact the agency immediately. One can call the HSI Tip Line at 1-866-347-2423 or complete an online tip form at www.ICE.gov/tips.
Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio
Brian Stelter, CNN Newswire