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Bay Area Fugitive Wanted on Child Porn Charges Added to ICE's 'Operation Predator' App

Jose Alberto Centurion-Cruz, aka Jose Alberto Cruz, 30, was indicted by a federal grand jury in northern California in January 2013 for possession and distribution of child pornography. Authorities now need help finding him.

When ICE Homeland Security Investigations special agents searched Jose Alberto Centurion-Cruz's Sunnyvale residence, they say they found more than 100 sexually explicit videos of minors on his laptop computer and other digital media.
When ICE Homeland Security Investigations special agents searched Jose Alberto Centurion-Cruz's Sunnyvale residence, they say they found more than 100 sexually explicit videos of minors on his laptop computer and other digital media.
The following is a news release from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE):

A Sunnyvale man who absconded following his indictment on federal child pornography charges is the latest fugitive to be profiled on the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) smartphone app, seeking public tips on at-large and unknown child predator suspects.

Jose Alberto Centurion-Cruz, aka Jose Alberto Cruz, 30, was indicted by a federal grand jury in northern California in January 2013 for possession and distribution of child pornography. When ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents searched Centurion-Cruz's Sunnyvale residence in connection with the probe, they found more than 100 sexually explicit videos of minors on his laptop computer and other digital media. Centurion-Cruz was scheduled to appear in federal court in San Jose last month, but failed to show up for his hearing. On March 18, a bench warrant was issued for his arrest.

Centurion-Cruz is 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs 200 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. Investigators believe Centurion-Cruz, who is a Salvadoran national, may have fled to his native country.

Centurion-Cruz's mug shot, along with his biographical information, are now posted on ICE's Operation Predator App, which has been downloaded more than 89,000 times since its launch in September 2013. The app can be downloaded from Apple's App Store or from iTunes. Tips from the public can be reported anonymously through the app, by phone or online, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

"We're hoping featuring this fugitive on the Predator app will produce some valuable leads in this case and ultimately result in his capture," said Clark Settles, special agent in charge for HSI San Francisco. "Social media has proven to be an invaluable asset in HSI's efforts to identify and locate offenders in child sexual exploitation cases such as this one."

ICE's Operation Predator App allows users to receive alerts about wanted predators, to share the information with friends via email and social media tools, and to provide information to HSI by calling or submitting an online tip. Additionally, the app allows users to view news about the arrest and prosecution of child predators and obtain information about ICE and its global partners in the fight against child exploitation. This year, the app was nominated as one of eight finalists for "Best App" in the PR News' 2014 Social Media Icon Awards.

HSI requests that anyone with information about Centurion-Cruz, or any of the other fugitives profiled on the app, contact the agency though the app; or by calling the HSI Tip Line, which is staffed 24-hours a day at 1-866-347-2423 from the U.S. & Canada, or 1-802-872-6199 from anywhere in the world, or by submitting an online tip form at www.ice.gov/tips/. Individuals should not attempt to apprehend the suspect personally.

The smartphone app is part of Operation Predator, a nationwide HSI initiative to protect children from sexual predators, including those who travel overseas for sex with minors, Internet child pornographers, criminal alien sex offenders and child sex traffickers.

HSI is a founding member and current chair of the Virtual Global Taskforce, an international alliance of law enforcement agencies and private industry sector partners working together to prevent and deter online child sexual abuse.

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novato 3per April 18, 2014 at 04:05 PM
I wouldn't call mention of a RINO candidate a "reasoned argument" by itself. Why dont you share the 6 reasons you believe he'll be nominated.Hispanic cred must be broken down into those who want there to be a United Stated and those who want it absorbed into the 3rd world south if the border. I value cred with Americans not foreign nationals. They put up Jeb Bush and Im done with them- itll be third party constitutional conservative patriots that I support, no matter what, these RINoS are worse than democrats, at least with dems you know what youre getting up front. Ill keep voting my conscience until the Revolution comes. And Allen, they WILL show up for this one.
Allen April 18, 2014 at 05:18 PM
I will continue to appreciate and accept your previous attribution of "friend" as genuine but for now, 3pr, when you go apocalyptic, someone else can talk you down.
novato 3per April 18, 2014 at 06:19 PM
Im not on a ledge brother. We are only talking here. When you cover your ears and run from the room at the sound of the word "revolution" is it because you believe it is improbable or is it just too terrifying. We are still a young country, but look at what has happened already. Revolution is not something I want, to be clear, but when legitimate means to reject tyranny and replace regime after regime of corporate puppets and big government dictators, ONES FAITH IN THE LEGITIMATE ELECTORAL PROCESS BECOMES TESTED to say the least, and one wonders which way things will go. I hear murmurings from the underground factions that are indeed growing restless. . You tell me what options are left? If and when it comes, I will guarantee you the first shots will be fired by the " government " thugs.
novato 3per April 18, 2014 at 06:45 PM
From TL Davis : "..the coming hot war was instigated by the government over one hundred years ago, but only recently, with the total corruption of the government, with politicians in violation of their oaths: stealing lands; stealing water rights; stealing funds; as they have grown more desperate and more despotic as the inevitable bankruptcy of the federal government looms. They have cast off the pretense. The president operates in total disregard for the wishes of the people and the Constitution, refuses to enforce borders, invites criminals into the nation in contravention of Section 8, Clause 4, where it states: To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States. To enforce rules of naturalization on some immigrants and not on others violates the "uniform rule" requirement.". The list of offenses and abuses of the government are endless. The creation of bureaucracies headed by the unelected who wield the entire power of the federal government including the power to execute citizens in the open for minor offenses is the step that went far, far beyond anything conceivable as "necessary and proper" .
novato 3per April 18, 2014 at 06:57 PM
How to seal the border. When there is political will, focus our top military technology in the form of night vision enabled infrared heat detecting drones to fly in constant formation over our border in a 25- 50 mile swath ONLY ( im against monitoring of citizens in the interior by drone ) This network will be perhaps be linked with sattellites. Aliens encountered can be engaged in an escalating series of consequences to be decided. Word will get out about our change in policy and aliens will be informed in several different languages before deterrent action is taken if they fail to turn back.( This may even include death when enough Americans have been killed by international terrorists and violent drug cartels ).

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