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New app nabs helps child predator

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(WEYI)  With the tap of your smart phone, you can help the Department of Homeland Security find suspected child predators.

This new technology is already helping law enforcement.

GET THE APP | Operation Predator app

Mark Robert Austin of Swartz Creek, Michigan was arrested just a day after the launching of this app.

Officials hope more tips through the app lead to more arrests.

"We have one specific goal in mind, to make the world a smaller place for suspected child predators," says  Khaalid Walls, the public information officer for the Detroit office of the Department of Homeland Security.

Read more at WEYI's website.

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