WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations launched a new app to help people report tips about suspected child predators.
The app is another way users can report information anonymously to ICE. Tips can still be reported by phone or online as well. The app features photso and information about the fugitives in cases involving sexually abused and exploited children. Users can also receive alerts about wanted predators as well as get news about arrests and prosecutions of child predators.
ICE agents are particularly interested in finding a "John Doe" who is wanted for producing child pornography involving the sexual abuse of a 10 to 12-year-old girl. According to ICE officials, "The four videos show the prepubescent girl being sexually abused by an adult male with short brown hair and blue eyes. In the videos, the offender has a full beard and wears glasses. Both he and the child are seen in a room with wood paneled walls with framed photos, a black computer, desk with sewing machine and brown patterned curtains."
The first video surfaced in 2006, say ICE officials. Interpol found it and gave it to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Officials say "The full series was last seen by HSI special agents in Los Angeles in 2013 during execution of a search warrant." They believe he lives in the U.S. or Canada, but he could be anywhere.
Anyone with information about John Doe or the other fugitives profiled can call the ICE Tip Line 24-hours a day at (866) 347-2423 from the U.S. & Canada or (802) 872-6199 from anywhere in the world. You can also submit a tip online at www.ice.gov/tips/.