I-Phone App tracks down sex offenders

POSTED: Friday, October 2, 2009 - 3:06pm

UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 11:58pm

We've all heard the phrase there's an app for that, but did you know there's a new I-Phone application to track down sex offenders in real time?

It's called SOS, or Sex Offender Search.

One tap on the screen leads you to every registered sex offender within miles of where you are.

It goes on to list addresses, phone numbers and even mug shots.

State Attorney General Buddy Caldwell says his high tech crime unit is using the tool 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," Caldwell says.

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

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