U.S. Feds launch predator app on Apple’s iTunes App Store to catch child sex criminals

“U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Thursday that it has launched [an iOS app] to harness the public’s help in trying to track down potential child sex predators in urgent cases,” Stephen Dinan reports for The Washington Times.

“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,” Dinan reports. “That program has helped snare several alleged predators and rescue children from those situations, ICE said… 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.”

Dinan reports, “The Operation Predator App, as the agency has dubbed it, is available on Apple’s iTunes App Store now, and ICE said it plans to expand the app to other smartphones soon. The app allows people to easily share the latest alerts on their own social media profiles or to email them around to friends, tapping their own networks to help authorities.”

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