The Child ID App for Androids 

On Friday, May 25th,  to help observe National Missing Children’s Day, the FBI launched a new version of our Child ID App built specifically for Android mobile phones. The application can be downloaded for free from the Android Apps section of Google Play.  The Child ID App, first released in August 2011 for iPhones, provides parents with an easy way to electronically store pictures and vital information about their children in case they go missing—whether it’s a toddler wandering away at the mall or a teen who has been snatched by a stranger.

FBI_Child_ID_App_DroidUsing the app, you can show pictures of your kids and provide physical identifiers such as height and weight to security or police officers on the spot. You can also quickly and easily e-mail the information to authorities with a few clicks. The app also includes tips on keeping children safe as well as specific guidance on what to do in those first few crucial hours after a child goes missing.

To date, the iPhone version of the app has been downloaded more than 121,000 times.

– Download the Android app on Google Play
– Download the iPhone app on iTunes
– More on the Child ID App

The Top FBI Stories of the Week, Ending May 26th, 2012

  1. Houston: Man Sentenced for Attempting to Provide Material Support to al Qaeda

    Barry Walter Bujol, Jr. was sentenced to serve 20 years in federal prison for attempting to deliver public access restricted military manuals, GPS receivers, and other items to al Qaeda. Full Story

  2. San Antonio: AWOL Soldier Guilty in Connection with Bomb Plot

    Naser Jason Abdo was convicted of attempting to create and detonate a bomb to kill members of the U.S. military and to shoot survivors of the detonation. Full Story

  3. Boston: Chinese National Charged with Illegal Export of Sensitive Technology

    Qiang Hu, aka Johnson Hu, allegedly caused millions of dollars worth of MKS pressure transducers, which are used to produce weapons-grade uranium, to be exported from the United States and delivered to unauthorized end-users in China. Full Story

  4. Newark: West New York Mayor, Son Arrested for Hacking and Disabling Website

    Mayor Felix Roque and his son were charged in relation to a scheme to take down a website associated with a movement to recall the mayor. Full Story

  5. San Diego: Lead Defendant in Operation Luz Verde Extradited from Mexico

    Armando Villareal Heredia, aka Gordo Villareal, was brought back to the United States to face federal racketeering and drug charges as part of a 43-defendant prosecution against the Fernando Sanchez-Arellano Organization. Full Story

  6. New York: Yahoo Executive and Hedge Fund Portfolio Manager Plead Guilty to Insider Trading

    Robert Kwok provided non-public information concerning Yahoo!’s quarterly earnings and potential business transactions to Reema Shah Kwok, who then executed trades based on the inside information. Full Story

  7. Charlotte: Ponzi Scheme Mastermind Sentenced

    Keith Franklin Simmons was sentenced to 50 years in prison in connection with a $40 million Ponzi scheme that victimized 400 people nationwide. Full Story

  8. Buffalo: Former Teacher Sentenced for Production and Possession of Child Pornography

    Timothy Bek was sentenced to 30 years in prison for posing as a female teenager on a social networking website to make contact with underage victims, some of whom were students in the schools where he taught, and persuading them to take explicit photos and videos of themselves. Full Story

  9. Philadelphia: Long Prison Terms for Convicted Drug Traffickers

    Tony Granado and Richard Moquete were sentenced to 30 and 27 years in prison, respectively, for their roles in an operation that brought at least 1,500 kilograms of cocaine to the streets of Philadelphia. Full Story

  10. Cleveland: Eighteen People Indicted for Schemes Involving Seven IHOP Restaurants

    The defendants were charged in a series of criminal schemes, including money laundering, identity theft, alien harboring, and arson that resulted in losses of more than $3 million. Full Story