U.S. Marshals, APD target sex offenders in operation
Tuesday, U.S. Marshals and Anchorage Police teamed up for a joint, one-day operation aimed to reduce the number of non-compliant sex offenders in Anchorage.
The operation consisted of compliance checks, interviews and searches for sex offenders who were not at the address listed in the sex offender registry.
Five people were charged with failure to register as a sex offender, and warrants were requested for an additional five who were found to be non-compliant.
Alaska State Troopers are assisting in locating two additional non-complaint sex offenders.
During the operation, three non-complaint sex offenders were brought into compliance and re-registered. Additionally, one sex offender was located out-of-state, and one other was determined to be deceased.
The U.S. Marshals Service says the intent of the operation was to ensure that Anchorage sex offenders are living where they're reporting and to arrest anyone who was not compliant or a fugitive.
While the joint-operation concluded Tuesday, the Marshals Services says efforts will continue to keep all convicted sex offenders current with their registration requirements while living in the Anchorage community.
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