POSTED: Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 7:23am
UPDATED: Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 7:25am
WASHINGTON, D.C. —
Thursday, May 16
The nationwide manhunt for a "John Doe" suspected child pornographer ended a little more than 24 hours after U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) issued a public appeal for information about his identity and whereabouts. John Doe was arrested Wednesday afternoon after a tip from the public was called in to the ICE tip line. Additional details about the arrest and the identity of John Doe are being withheld pending his initial appearance in federal court.
Wednesday, May 15
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) is seeking the arrest of an unidentified man for producing child pornography and the rescue of a 7 to 9-year-old victim of sexual exploitation.
A criminal complaint and arrest warrant for "John Doe" was signed Friday in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. HSI is seeking any tips about the possible identity or whereabouts of John Doe, who is believed to be located somewhere in the United States.
The image attached to this story was pulled by investigators from a video depicting the sexual abuse of a minor. The image has been edited for public release.
HSI is requesting that anyone with information about this person contact the agency immediately, in one of two ways:
Call the ICE Tip Line, (866) 347-2423 from the U.S. & Canada; (802) 872-6199 from anywhere in the world.
Complete an online tip form at www.ice.gov/tips/ 
All tips will remain anonymous. Individuals should not attempt to apprehend the suspect personally.