New iPhone Applications Helps Catch Sex Offenders

Monday, October 5, 2009 - 4:40pm

You've heard the phrase, "There's an app for that."

But did you know, there's a new iPhone application to track down sex offenders in real time?

One tap on the screen leads you to every registered sex offender within miles of where you are, going on to list addresses, phone numbers, and even mug shots.

State Attorney General Buddy Caldwell says, his high tech crime unit is using the tools to keep track of sex offenders all over.

"We are familiar with it. It's another weapon in the arsenal to help us know where sexual predators are," says Caldwell.

In one month, more than 30,000 people have downloaded the application.

Caldwell says, the new technology is also helping to close the age gap.