UPDATE: Man sought by FBI for information on infant sex crime already in jail for child porn charges


UPDATE, 12/7/21: FBI officials confirmed today that a man who was being sought for possible information on sex crimes involving an infant has been found — in jail.

Anthony Brett Banks (Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office)

Anthony Brett Banks, 30, of Kannapolis, N.C., is already behind bars for 40 years on child pornography charges in Tennessee, according to FBI Public Affairs Specialist Lori Grice. Banks was previously identified as “John Doe 45.” Banks was sentenced to prison in April after pleading guilty to two charges involving transporting child pornography.

According to the federal prosecutors, Banks sexually abused his 9-month-old biological daughter, created digital videos of the abuse, and traded several of the images with someone he met in an online room dedicated to sexually abusing animals.  The person with whom the defendant swapped images was located in Tennessee.

ORIGINAL POST: NEW ORLEANS, La., (KLFY) — The FBI is asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who may have critical information on a possible sex crime involving an infant.

The man, known only as “John Doe 45,” is described as a white male with brown hair, a mustache, and beard, likely between the ages of 30 and 40, according to FBI Public Affairs Specialist Lori Grice.

“John Doe” appears in a video believed to have been produced between January 2019 and April of 2019. In the video, he spoke English, according to Grice.

If you have any information concerning this case, please call the FBI’s toll-free tip-line at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324), contact a Crimes Against Children Investigator at your local FBI office, or at the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.

Additional information about the ECAP initiative can be found on the FBI website at:

Information on Crimes Against Children/Online Predators can located at https://www.fbi.gov/investigate/violent-crime/cac.

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