SEX OFFENDER ARRESTS WV State Police Have Arrested 170 Sex Offenders This Year For Registry Violations
Reported by: Associated Press
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Feb. 26, 2013 8:44 AM EST
Updated: Feb. 26, 2013 8:50 AM EST
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, Kanawha County
, West Virginia
West Virginia State Police have arrested more than 170 sex offenders since the first of the year for providing false information to the state sex offender registry.
First Sgt. Michael Baylous, spokesman for the police agency, said State Police and the U.S. Marshal Service has verified the information for more than 1,000 offenders on the registry during that time. That includes a special emphasis over the past weekend.
Baylous said additional arrests are expected as individuals are located and investigations are completed.
There are about 3,500 offenders listed on the registry. Baylous says the list has grown by more than 400 offenders each of the past three years. Another 1,200 offenders are incarcerated and will be registered when they finish serving their sentences.
The sex offender registry can be found at www.statepolice.wv.gov.
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