An app designed to help federal law enforcement seek the public’s help with fugitive and suspected child predators is now available on Android smartphones and in Spanish.
The updates for Operation Predator App were announced this week. The application launched last year. It has been rebooted to increase its outreach and help to jail child predators and rescue their victims, according to a release from the U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
The public can receive alerts about fugitives, submit online tips and view news about arrests and prosecutions, the release said. The app also allows users to share information on social media.
Californian Michael Wilson, 31, had been accused of possessing child pornography, the release said. His case was featured on the app and the agency said the publicity led to his arrest after an anonymous tip reported he was living in Mexico.
The press release warned the public not to try to apprehend anyone.
Phone tips could be placed to 866-347-2423 and online tips could be filed at www.ice.gov/tips.
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