'John Doe' sought by police in child porn bust arrested

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by MARJORIE OWENS

WFAA

Posted on March 20, 2014 at 3:58 PM

Updated Thursday, Mar 20 at 6:43 PM

DALLAS — Homeland Security Investigations has confirmed authorities have identified and arrested the "John Doe" wanted by investigators in the case of a child pornography bust in Dallas.

Due to his age, authorities didn't release his name.

Carl Rusnok, a spokesman with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said they were able to locate the suspect 30 hours after reaching out to the public for help in identifying the male.

According to ICE officials, authorities were able to arrest a total of 15 individuals as part of a two-year investigation called "Operation Round Table."

ICE originally broke the news of 14 arrests Tuesday. Officials said they found 251 victims, 15 of which were from North Texas, all under the age of 17.

The victims' photographs were published to an underground website. According to investigators, 27-year-old Jonathan Johnson, of Abita Springs, La., was the leader who used a secret network to publish the images.

Tuesday, authorities asked for the public's help in identifying the "John Doe," who they called a suspect in the sexual exploitation of a baby.

EDITOR'S NOTE: We have been given permission from homeland security to release his picture. 

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