CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Charlotte Division of the FBI say the man in the photograph may be able to provide valuable information regarding the sexual exploitation of a child.
Federal officials say the two images were pulled from a series of photographs that surfaced on the Internet that show a young girl, approximately 10-years-old, posing in sexually explicit positions.
The photographs also show an unknown male watching the girl from a nearby bed, officials say.
The pornographic images are circulating on illegal Internet forums.
An FBI spokesperson says there's a baseball cap with a logo that could be a local sports team, as well as a phonebook that may provide valuable clues in locating the girl.
When enhanced, the photos show what appears to be a child's drinking cup from QuikTrip. The images led investigators to believe the photos were taken before November 2005 in or near one of the following cities:
- Atlanta, GA
- Charlotte, NC
- Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
- Des Moines, IA
- Omaha, NE
- Greenville/Spartanburg, SC
- Kansas City, MO
- Wichita, KS
- Phoenix, AZ
- Tucson, AZ
- St. Louis, MO
- Springfield, MO
- Tulsa, OK
The man is descibed as possible being between the ages of 55 and 65 with brown eyes, gray hair and full beard or mustache.
Adam's Outdoor Advertising in Charlotte donated multiple billboards in the area for the FBI's use. You can see images of the man at the following locations:
- Hwy 321 50 ft N/O Caldwell County Line ES
- I-85 0.3 mi N/O Billy Graham Pkwy ES
- I-77 0.2 mi N/O W.T. Harris Blvd ES
- I-77 0.9 mi N/O Carowinds Blvd WS Facing SOUTH
- US 74 30 ft W/O Walkup Ave NS
- I-85 100 ft N/O Dixon Rd WS
- US 74 0.4 mi E/O I-485 NS
If you have any information, you're asked to contact your local FBI office or call 800-CALL-FBI. Tips can be submitted online at https://tips.fbi.gov