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MAY 2019 | LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
A web services provider alerted authorities after a user received images depicting the sexual abuse of a young girl. The only clue was an adult face visible in one image. Investigators at Homeland Security Investigations turned to Clearview AI for help.
A CLUE WAS FOUND
Using Clearview AI, a potential clue was found. The suspect appeared in the background of an image that was available on the public internet. This was the only image in Clearview AI’s database at that time.
Detectives were able to positively identify the man. A search of the man’s electronic devices revealed that he was creating child sex abuse materials to sell on the dark web.
Detectives were able to find the suspect in the background of another photo at a tradeshow. This photo allowed detectives to draw out two important clues:
The Location of the Tradeshow
The Name of the Brand That He Was Representing
Using this new information, the detective was able to go to Las Vegas, find the employer, get the name of the suspect, find other confirming evidence and make the arrest.
CHILD IS RESCUED
SEPTEMBER 2020 | LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
The victim was a 7 year old who was under the suspect’s supervisory control before the suspect was arrested and the victim was rescued. The suspect was sentenced to 35 years in prison.
HSI IDENTIFIES 311 CHILD VICTIMS
During the three-week Operation Renewed Hope, investigators examining explicit online material involving children, often on the dark web and some decades old, made probable identifications of 311 child victims. HSI also rescued several victims from ongoing abuse. HSI officials revealed that despite explicit material existing for years, Clearview AI helped generate fresh leads in previously unsolved cases.
The operation sent more than 100 leads to HSI field offices and 25 partnering countries. Some suspects in Canada and the U.S. have already been arrested.
No single effort like this has resulted in that amount of identifications in such a short period of time. [Clearview AI] can assimilate the data and put that puzzle together. Before, we didn’t have the pieces.
— JIM COLE
Special Agent at Homeland Security Investigations
Over the past 12 months, my task force has arrested 66 subjects and identified & rescued 103 children. I'm confident in saying that Clearview AI was at minimum used to help identify these subject & victims.
— LAW ENFORCEMENT TASK FORCE
Clearview AI is now used by many agencies to help stop child abuse and rescue children from their abusers. Since many crimes against children take place through child abuse material circulating online, Clearview AI is often the only tool available to law enforcement that is able to identify an anonymous child’s photo.
HOW A FACE CAN SAVE A CHILD'S LIFE
We were able to take one of the photographs from one of these online escort websites, upload it into Clearview, and, within seconds, Clearview was able to identify that individual. It was a 16-year-old female juvenile who was being sex-trafficked. We were able to get her immediately recovered, [...] and her trafficker is currently sitting in prison.
— CHRIS JOHNSON
Regional Human Exploitation & Trafficking Unit Detective
PROTECTING OUR CHILDREN
Clearview AI is dedicated to helping law enforcement catch child predators and rescue children victims. We are proud of our work in this area supporting those who dedicate their lives to protecting children.
Child predators are highly adept at leveraging technology to prey on their victims, & we cannot protect our children unless we leverage technology [like Clearview AI]. Our non-profit assembles resources to provide parents, kids & educators with the most up-to-date technical skills for trafficking prevention.
— KEVIN METCALF
National Child Protection Task Force
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