Yolo: ‘compliance check’ for sex offenders
FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JULY 3, 2013 —
Law enforcement agents throughout the county conducted a compliance sweep of over 110 registered sex offenders — arresting ten of them for violations such as possession of pornography, possessing children’s clothing, or failing to register at a current address. Investigators seized 22 computers and other “smart” devices used by the registered offenders, taking them for further study of their contents.
Overall, 86 percent of the offenders were found in compliance with their requirements.
Fifteen agencies participated — including the Yolo County District Attorney’s office, California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation, and the Sacramento Valley High Tech Task Force, along with the FBI.
“The fact that nearly nine out of ten of our sex offenders were in compliance shows that collectively we have been successful on a daily basis of supervising sex offenders in the county,” said D.A. Jeff Reisig in a press release. “But each year during ‘Operation Vigilance,’ we catch a number of these offenders through face to face contacts and because of the efforts of our highly trained computer forensic experts.”
At least five of those arrested in the sweep were West Sacramento residents.
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