New app launched to help catch sexual predators

New Child Predator App

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KIMT NEWS 3 — Federal authorities often ask for your help in capturing a criminal, and now, there’s an app for that.

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced Thursday that they have launched an app for your phone to help track down potential sex predators.

On it, tips can be reported anonymously 24 hours a day. There are also alerts with a potential predator’s name, picture and information.

This is just the latest in the string of technology that law enforcement agencies are utilizing for locating predators.

“In this day and age, with smartphones and social media, our investigators are able to dig into things that are made public by people we’re investigating such as on public websites,” said Chief Deputy Glen Strom with the Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office.

He said one of the challenges with all of this technology is keeping their equipment up to date with all of the features.

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