Marion County Sheriff's Office task force contacts 1,524 sex offenders in 5 days

Sweep ensures offenders comply with law

INDIANAPOLIS - The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is leading a multi-agency sweep to ensure that Indianapolis sex offenders are complying with the law.

Deputies were making calls on all 1,524 sex offenders in Marion County within five days.

The sheriff’s office is leading a task force of U.S. Marshals and police officers from Speedway, Beech Grove and Southport on a five-day mission to ensure that the county’s convicted sex offenders have complied with the law.

“We’re also conducting warrant sweeps on wanted sex offenders, offenders that have been on the run avoiding doing what they’re supposed to be doing,” said Lt. Guy Hammons with the Marion County Sheriff's Office.

Four days into the compliance sweep the task force had arrested nearly two dozen individuals, including those wanted on warrants for other crimes.

Investigators said that sex offenders often have other pending criminal offenses that could range from public intoxication to murder.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office now checks the background of every prisoner brought into the Arrestee Processing Center.

Since August of 2012, 478 registered sex offenders have been interviewed and 68 were charged with failing to comply with sex offender laws, police said.

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