(CLINTON COUNTY, Mo.) Officers in Clinton County conducted a massive sweep checking to see that sex offenders are living where they should be.
Officers with the Clinton County Sheriff's Office along with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies checked on 55 sex offenders as part of "Operation Child Safe."
Authorities said 23 offenders were found to be non-compliant. The operation also led to the investigation of one sex offender who crossed state lines and failed to register in the new jurisdiction.
"For those convicted sex offenders in Clinton County who choose not to obey the laws, we have zero tolerance," Clinton County Sheriff Larry Fish said. "This compliance sweep demonstrates the commitment this office has to hold those convicted sex offenders accountable and also reaffirming our dedication and obligation to keeping Clinton County safe."
Registered sex offenders must report any change in address or employment to authorities and cannot live within 1,000 feet of a school or licensed day care.
- Law enforcement sweep targets sex offenders
- Law Enforcement Cracks Down on Sex Offenders for Halloween
- Missouri Law Enforcement gets new tool to track sex offenders
- New law could reduce Missouri sex offender registry count
- Local law enforcement celebrates National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
- Missouri State Auditor releases Sex Offender Registration Program audit
- Boy Scouts refer 120 allegations of sex abuse to law enforcement
- 14 arrested in overnight police operation targeting stolen vehicles, fleeing offenders
- Police Catch Escaped Juvenile Offender
- Law Enforcement Academy Offering Firearms Training to Educators