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Home Seeking Potential Victims in David Patrick Sheffield Investigation

Seeking Potential Victims in David Patrick Sheffield Investigation

Seeking Potential Victims in David Patrick Sheffield Investigation

The FBI’s Chicago Division is potential victims who were asked by David Patrick Sheffield to produce and transmit sexually explicit videos and photos.

Contact may have occurred through Sheffield’s social media accounts, usernames, or aliases, including:


    davew5944 (Snapchat)
    venamis19955 or venamis1995 (Instagram)


    Dave or David White
    Damien White
    Damien Donahue
    Craiger Strout

A federal arrest warrant has been issued for David Patrick Sheffield. He is alleged to have used social media applications to approach minors and request sexually explicit photographs and videos in return for the promise of payment. In one case, Sheffield is alleged to have made explicit threats to direct and live-stream the violent murder of a minor and that minor’s family.

If you believe you or your minor dependent(s) were victimized by Sheffield, please fill out this short questionnaire. (If you are under the age of 18, please have your parent/guardian submit this form on your behalf).

Your responses are voluntary. Even if you already provided this information to law enforcement, please provide it again on this questionnaire. Based on your responses, you may be contacted by the FBI and asked to provide additional information. All identities of victims will be kept confidential.

The FBI is legally mandated to identify victims of federal crimes it investigates. Victims may be eligible for certain services, restitution, and rights under federal and/or state law.

Contact Information
Date of Birth
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1. I am filling this form out on behalf of:

2. If filling this form out for your minor dependent(s), please provide their first name, last name, and date of birth.

Date of Birth
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3. Have you or your dependent had contact of a sexual nature, including contact occurring only online, with David Patrick Sheffield or the account mentioned above? If yes, please also answer 3a. If no, skip to question 4.

3a. If yes, were you or your dependent(s) a minor at the time of this contact? (If yes, please also answer 3b.)

3b. If yes, please provide the date(s) of the contact.
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4. What form of contact did you or your dependent(s) have with David Patrick Sheffield? Select all that apply:
5. If images and/or videos were exchanged, do you or your dependent(s) have access to the communication? (i.e. screenshots or social media messages)

6. Has this contact been reported to any of the following? Select all that apply:

Privacy Act Statement
The FBI is authorized to collect the information on this form by one or more of the following provisions: Title 28, United States Code, sections 533 and 534; Title 28, Code of Federal Regulations, section 0.85; and the Attorney General Guidelines for Victim and Witness Assistance. The information requested will assist the FBI in providing you with assistance to which crime victims are entitled under federal law. You do not have to provide the requested information; however, failure to do so may hinder the FBI in providing you with crime victim assistance. The information collected on this form is protected by the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, Title 5, United States Code section 552a, and is maintained in the FBI’s Central Records System, DOJ/FBI-002, a description of which was published in the Federal Register at 63 Fed. Reg. 8671 (Feb. 20, 1998) and which may be viewed at