WASHINGTON, D.C. (WITI) -- The first U.S. federal law enforcement app designed to seek the public’s help with fugitive and unknown suspected child predators is now available for Android smartphones, and in Spanish for both Apple and Android versions.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) launched the initial Operation Predator app for Apple products in September 2013. The latest versions of the app are expected to significantly increase public outreach to help locate child predators and rescue their victims.
ICE’s predator app allows users to:
The iOS version of the app can be downloaded from Apple’s App Store and iTunes; the Android version is available on the Google Play store.
Operation Predator is an HSI-led, international initiative to protect children from sexual predators. Since the launch of Operation Predator in 2003, HSI has arrested more than 10,000 individuals for crimes against children, including producing and distributing online child pornography, traveling overseas for sex with minors, and sex trafficking children.