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Team finds Sacramento County sex offenders living with minors

Patch worn by members of the Sacramento Country Sheriff’s Department
Patch worn by members of the Sacramento Country Sheriff’s Department Sacramento

A special Sacramento County law enforcement team recently visited dozens of homes looking for sex offenders who might be in violation of their registration requirements.

The task force led by the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department is assigned to supervise, monitor and arrest registered sex offenders who are out of compliance with the requirement that they register or who are in violation of other conditions of parole or probation.

The team made contact at 70 homes during the four-day sweep that began Aug. 21. The officers made 29 arrests, including five arrests for offenders in the presence of minors in violation of parole or probation conditions.

Other arrests were for failing to register as a sex offender, narcotics charges and gun charges. The team also developed 10 cases for investigation involving failing to register as a sex offender.

The team is responsible for about 4,000 mandated registered sex offenders in Sacramento County. About 400 of the mandated sex offenders are transient.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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