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29 sex offenders arrested in Sacramento County compliance operation

A four-day law enforcement operation targeting registered sex offenders in Sacramento County resulted in 29 arrests, the Sheriff’s Department said.

The operation, conducted by the Sacramento Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement Team in conjunction with several state and local agencies, began Monday. It focused on sex offenders who had failed to register. It also was intended to locate sex offenders who were violating their sex offender registration requirements or other laws, according to a Sheriff’s Department news release.

Officers went to 128 residences where registered sex offenders live. Of the 29 arrests, 16 were for violations of the sex offenders’ conditions and 13 were for violations of other laws, the news release said.

The SAFE Team is a multiagency task force led by the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department and is assigned to supervise, monitor and arrest registered sex offenders who fail to comply with their statutory requirement to register, or who violate their probation or parole status. The team is responsible for 3,797 sex offenders in the city and county of Sacramento who are required by law to register, according to the news release.

Participating in the compliance operation along with the Sheriff’s Department were the Sacramento County Probation Department, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Parole Team, California Office of Correctional Safety, Sacramento County park rangers, Sacramento Police Department and the United States Marshals Service.

In addition to enforcement activities, team members participate in community awareness programs and are available for educational presentations to local, civic and neighborhood organizations.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy