Monday, March 10, 2008

Sex offenders caught in sweep

Sixteen registered sex offenders in Visalia were found to be out of compliance after several local law enforcement agencies conducted a check on 86 offenders this morning.

By law, people who are convicted of specified sex crimes must register as sex offenders with a local law enforcement agency. They also must update their information annually and when they change residencies.

The Tulare County Sheriff’s Department SAFE Team and members of the Tulare County Probation Department, Tulare Police Department and California State Parole conducted the compliance detail, which was funded by a state grant from the California Office of Emergency Services.

Those out of compliance will have their case investigated and forwarded to the Tulare County District Attorney’s Office. The investigations are on-going and anyone with information regarding the cases should call the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department at (559) 733-6548.

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