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Public helps feds bust 'Jane Doe' for child porn

4:54 PM, Dec 27, 2012   |    comments
Corine Danielle Motley, 25, was arrested, hours after HSI issued a public appeal for assistance to identify "Jane Doe." (Courtesy ICE.gov)
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By JASON RYAN, ABC News

Less than 24 hours after asking for the public's help in identifying and arresting a "Jane Doe" suspected of producing child pornography, federal officials have arrested a suspect and rescued a child who was allegedly shown in an exploitative video.

Corrine Danielle Motley of Okaloosa County, Florida faces federal charges for the production and distribution of child pornography. Motley, 25, was arrested late Wednesday evening by Northwest Florida Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force members and Homeland Security Investigations special agents.

"The quick identification of the victim and suspect in this case demonstrates the power of the press, social media and the general public in helping solve these cases," said John Morton, director of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. "Literally hours after we asked the public for their assistance in identifying Jane Doe, a tip came in that led to her identification and arrest. There is nothing more satisfying than knowing that, due to these efforts, a child is now safe and her tormentor now in custody."

Motley is being held without bond.

On Wednesday afternoon, investigators from Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations asked for the public's assistance in tracking down a white female, from 23 to 29 years old, who was believed to have produced at least one long-form video that showed her engaging in explicit sex with a four-to-five-year-old victim.

Investigators said they thought the video, which seemed to have been shot in the U.S., had first appeared on the internet less than a month earlier, on November 27, 2012, which raised the possibility that the child was still being exploited.

HSI circulated photographs of "Jane Doe," who had a medium build, hazel or green eyes and brown hair with blond highlights. The suspect also had a mole on her left thigh and a tongue piercing. HSI special agents were acting on a tip from the Danish National Police after Danish law enforcement downloaded a copy of the video. The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children determined that the victim had not been identified or rescued.

The criminal complaint against Jane Doe, which was filed in federal court in Washington, D.C., was the second obtained by HSI's Child Exploitation Investigations Unit in 2012.

The first "Jane Doe" suspect was arrested with her husband in Oregon in September after ICE solicited, and received, help from the public in finding her. Michelle Lee Freeman and Michael Serapis Freeman turned themselves in to local police after tips to ICE identified Michelle as the "Jane Doe" suspect. Two child victims were rescued in that case and the Freemans are awaiting trial.

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