The FBI’s facial recognition technology helped nab a man wanted on child sex abuse charges, Gizmodo reports.
Neil Stammer, who speaks more than 10 languages, was wanted for 14 years and seemed to have no problem evading authorities.
That was until recently when he submitted a visa application at the U.S. Embassy in Nepal under a different name. The facial recognition technology indicated that the visa photo resembled Stammer.
A closer examination determined it was indeed Stammer, who is now in custody and being returned to New Mexico to face child sexual assault charges.
“It could be years until we can accurately pick out a single face in large crowd using this technology, but the days or forged paperwork helping criminals cross borders could well be over,” Gizmodo wrote.