EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSState Police Cracking Down On Nicholas Sex Offenders
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Reported by: Bob Aaron
Web Producer: Heath Harrison
Reported: Aug. 22, 2013 6:34 PM EDT
Updated: Aug. 23, 2013 9:14 AM EDT
Nicholas County , West Virginia
Troopers in Nicholas County are trying to make sure registered sex offenders are following the rules.
Ricky Waugh was arrested for multiple violations in a county-wide compliance check that included home visits. Offenders must notify State Police if their address, car, cell phone, e-mail or job changes.
Waugh was required to register after a conviction in Harrison County, where he thought he was setting something up with kids, but two cops were on the other end of the web.
"It's hard to remember everything," Waugh said when asked why he didn't follow the law.
The complaint alleges he forgot enough to have eleven separate violations. Troopers said the job of monitoring offenders is going to get bigger in the future because violent or repeat offenders, and those with juvenile victims have to register for life.
They expect to visit at least half the offenders in the county by Friday.
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