The center received more than 400,000 reports last year, the vast majority related to the possession, manufacture and distribution of child pornography, Shehan said. It is on track to exceed that number this year, he said.
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“So when I see apps like this that are being created and targeted to the public to increase reporting and awareness, it’s so vital,” Shehan said of ICE’s new app.
“Because the public has information, or sometimes just a gut feeling, about something that’s going wrong and needs to be reported,” he said. “And the best way to stop this cycle of abuse is to report and to provide law enforcement the opportunity to investigate these crimes.”
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