"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," said ICE Acting Director John Sandweg. "These investigations are one of our highest priorities, and in today's world, we need to be technologically savvy and innovative in our approach."
The Operation Predator App enables those who download it to receive alerts about wanted predators, to share the information with friends via email and social media tools, and to provide information to HSI by calling or submitting an online tip. Additionally, the app enables users to view news about arrests and prosecutions of child predators and additional resources about ICE and its global partners in the fight against child exploitation.
Currently, the app can be downloaded from Apple's App Store or iTunes. ICE is also planning to expand compatibility to other smartphones in the near future.
Supporters are now helping to
Once in a while we are asked to share photos of people involved in child pornography & exploitation. Months back the ICE asked to share an image of a man abusing a 7-9 year old girl - through social media his image was shared thousands of times and he was caught within 24 hours. Right now the app only has less than a dozen photos of suspected abusers, this isn't something that should…