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U.S. Attorney’s Office and FBI Seeking to Identify Potential Victims in Connection with Online Child Exploitation Case

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA - United States Attorney Jacqueline C. Romero and FBI Philadelphia Special Agent in Charge Wayne A. Jacobs announced that their offices are seeking to identify potential victims of an online child exploitation scheme, which originated in Los Angeles, California, and is believed to have victimized minor females in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and elsewhere, starting as early as 2014.

The defendant in this investigation, John Douglas Burch, a resident of the Santa Monica, California area, has been charged by federal indictment in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania with traveling to engage in illicit sexual conduct and enticement of a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct and prostitution., John Douglas Burch, a resident of the Santa Monica, California area, has been charged by federal indictment in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania with traveling to engage in illicit sexual conduct and enticement of a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct and prostitution.

Between 2014 and 2024, the defendant was active on numerous online applications, including KIK, Omegle, Snapchat, Telegram, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Reddit, Discord, Seeking Arrangements, and Fetlife, and may be known by the following usernames: “Burch”; “Mstr_trainer”; “Just 9x6.5a”; “Notyourfitguru”; “@TheBurch9567”; “NOTYOURFITGURU”; “@food_is_not_enemy”; “@notyourfitguru2”; “@not_your_fit_guru_original”; “@backup_notyourfitguru”.

If you, your family member, or anyone that you know has had contact with this individual or any of the usernames above and would like to report a crime, please contact the FBI via email at BurchVictims@fbi.gov or complete this online questionnaire.

An indictment, information, or criminal complaint is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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Updated March 14, 2024