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Random checks of sex offender addresses increase registration

Written by Craig Layne | Feb 27, 2013 12:22 PM
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(York) -- Law enforcement leaders have been conducting random checks of registered sex offenders' addresses in and around York.

The US Marshals Service and police have wrapped up a sweep of 153 sex offenders known as "Operation Safety Net."

US Marshal Martin Pane says the program, which has been in effect since 2010, covers the 33 counties that make up the federal Middle District of Pennsylvania.

"I believe it's extremely successful in that, initially when we began this, the arrest numbers were higher," Pane says. "So there were more registered sex offenders who were out of compliance in the beginning."

Pane says two sex offenders were arrested after authorities determined they were out of compliance with Megan's Law.

He says a dozen others remain under investigation.

Officers working with "Operation Safety Net" have conducted some 3500 checks of sex offender addresses since the program began.

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