Police Look to Facebook to Find Sexual Offenders
Officers at a North Central Florida law enforcement agency said they will use every tool at their disposal to catch sexual offenders and predators who try to dodge the system. That's why they are tapping into the power of the web's biggest social networking site. Alachua county sheriff's deputies said they will now post names and pictures of sexual offenders and predators on it's Facebook fan page.
"The social media sites get a lot more attention than the sheriff's actual website," said Detective Brandon Kutner of the Alachua County Sheriff's Office.
Police said an offender has already contacted the sheriff's office after he saw his picture on Facebook. To see more on this story, watch the video to your right.
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