(Atlanta, GA – October 19, 2015) -- Justice Network, the free over-the-air multicast television network, is proud to confirm the capture of a most wanted fugitive, making this the 40th criminal featured on the network that has been apprehended. Daniel Perez, a 45-year-old Hispanic male, was wanted for failing to appear on three counts of aggravated assault on a child under 14, and was captured in Norfolk, VA on October 15. Justice Network viewers in Virginia and Florida saw him in the hourly “Most Wanted Fugitive” spots that air on the network and called in a tip to the Virginia Beach Crime Solvers, leading to the successful capture.
"Thanks to this Justice Network viewer tip, one more fugitive is behind bars,” said John Walsh, on-air host / spokesperson for Justice Network. “As more and more viewers come forward with tips, we can add more victories like this in keeping the streets safer all over the country."
"Once again, Justice Network is fulfilling its mission," said Justice Network CEO Steve Schiffman. “Our public service initiatives featured every hour, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year are indeed making a meaningful difference. Not only are we a network that offers gripping crime and mystery programming, we are a network making a difference in the local communities we serve and making families safer.
Justice Network Public Service
Working in partnership with Crime Stoppers USA, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, US Marshals Service, FBI, and other law enforcement agencies, the Justice Network dedicates 90 seconds to public service every hour, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This includes spots for most wanted fugitives, missing children, and safety tips. Since the launch in January 2015, 28 missing children featured on air have been successfully recovered and 40 most-wanted fugitives featured on air have been apprehended.
Justice Network Programming
Justice Network programming includes series such as, Body of Evidence, Masterminds, The Investigators, Psychic Detectives, I, Detective, LA Forensics, Missing Persons Unit, Murder by the Book, Parco P.I., Alaska State Troopers, Extreme Evidence, North Mission Road, Haunting Evidence, Over the Limit and Dominick Dunne’s Power Privilege and Justice.
About Justice Network
Justice Network is dedicated to providing a first-of-its-kind public service initiative by capturing fugitives, finding missing children and providing safety tips for its viewers. Proud to be the only multicast network with a public service commitment to making communities safer, the Justice Network recognizes crime affects all viewers. For more information, please visit www.justicenetworktv.com/.
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