According to 10TV, Federal and local agents hope a Federal App will help them locate a wanted child sex predator.
Franklin County Authorities have put Jeremiah Malfroid on the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) smartphone app. Authorities are looking for tips on where he is.
Malfroid was charged for the production, receipt, distribution, and possession of child pornography. Authorities say they found nearly 700 sexually explicit videos of minors on his laptop and other digital media.
During their investigation, Malfroid disappeared and now ICE hopes by putting his mug shot on this app, someone will see him. “Any opportunity we have to illicit help from the public is one more set of eyes and ears we have, and significantly increases our chances for success,” said Nathan Emery with Homeland Security Investigations.
The public can even post their tips by using their phone. Emery says Malfroid can’t hide from technology. He says the app works and has helped them catch a number of fugitives.
“We posted a fugitive on a child exploitation case on our app and within 36 hours that fugitive was found because of the tips that came in and that’s amazing,” Emery said.