Feds launch predator app on iTunes to catch child sex criminals
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Thursday that it has launched a mobile device app to harness the public’s help in trying to track down potential child sex predators in urgent cases.
The app, which ICE said allows tips to be reported anonymously 24 hours a day, builds on a recent program where the agency has released photos of persons it believes are involved in child pornography or sex abuse. That program has helped snare several alleged predators and rescue children from those situations, ICE said.
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“When children are being sexually abused and exploited, it’s a race against the clock to rescue the child and bring the predator to justice,” ICE Acting Director John Sandweg
said. “These investigations are one of our highest priorities, and in today’s world, we need to be technologically savvy and innovative in our approach.”ICE officials highlighted the most urgent case the app will profile: an unknown suspect they believe is producing child pornography with a girl who appears to be between 10 and 12 years of age.The agency released a photo and description of the man from videos: “The four videos show the prepubescent girl being sexually abused by an adult male with short brown hair and blue eyes. In the videos, the offender has a full beard and wears glasses. Both he and the child are seen in room with wood paneled walls with framed photos, a black computer, desk with sewing machine and brown patterned curtains.”