FBI Agent Creates Technology to Chase Down Pedophiles

Steve Neavling

A Salt Lake City FBI agent is changing how authorities investigate child sex crimes, the Salt Lake Tribune reports.

Special Agent Eric Zimmerman created software that the FBI approved last fall, leading to the arrests of more than 220 suspects, according to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.

The 13 software tools reduce the time to investigate data on a computer hard drive and interpret real-time information on suspected abusers, the Tribune reported.

“I can honestly say it is one of the best tools that I have ever used since doing this line of work,” Toronto Police Service Detective Paul Krawczyk, who has worked in the child exploitation section of his agency for 10 years, told the Tribune.

The FBI offers the technology to local police.

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