Federal agents in South Carolina were able to track down and apprehend a sexual predator earlier this year with the help of Facebook, reports South Carolina news outlet The State. Investigators were able to link child pornography found on a hard drive confiscated in Boston to photos on Facebook showing a child “very similar in appearance” originating in the Myrtle Beach area, allowing them to track down the accused. According to The State, Facebook's involvement came to light last week after a special agent with Homeland Security Investigations filed for a search warrant for the suspect's email. The social company reportedly cooperated in the investigation by helping connect the photos to the right account holder and then to Joseph Robert Smith.
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Facebook helped apprehend sexual predator