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Sex offender compliance operation nets 32 arrests in Sacramento County

A three-day operation by law enforcement agencies in Sacramento County to make sure convicted sex offenders are complying with sex offender registration requirements resulted in 32 arrests.

The operation, which began Aug. 21, was carried out by the multi-agency Sacramento Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement Team in conjunction with the Sacramento County Probation Department, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Parole Team, California Office of Correctional Safety, Sacramento County Sheriff’s Problem Oriented Policing Teams, the U.S. Marshals Service, and the Rancho Cordova and Sacramento police departments.

The effort focused on registered sex offenders who had failed to register and on locating sex offenders who were in violation of their registration requirements or other laws, according to a Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department news release. It was also intended to help develop information on the whereabouts of sex offenders who had active warrants for their arrest.

During the three days, officers contacted more than 300 people. Forty-nine residence compliance checks of sex offenders’ known addresses were conducted, leading detectives to 17 new compliance cases under the state’s Sex Offender Registration Act, according to the news release. Of the 32 arrests, 14 were for out-of-compliance sex offender registrants.

The enforcement team is responsible for approximately 3,797 mandated registered sex offenders in the city and county of Sacramento, about 422 of whom are currently registered as transient, the news release said.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy