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For Immediate Release

Contact:
November 18, 2010 USMS Headquarters Public Affairs, (202) 307-9065;
USM Kevin A. Carr (414) 297-3707
Operation Fall Pick Up
16 Arrested During Multi-Agency Sex Offender Operation
Milwaukee, WI – Kevin A. Carr, United States Marshal for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, joined by Sheriff David Clarke of the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department, John Chisholm of the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office and United States Attorney James Santelle, announced the culmination of a three day operation designed to locate and arrest sex offenders known to be out of compliance with the Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry (SOR) and federal Adam Walsh Act requirements, The operation was conducted in the Milwaukee metropolitan area.

“The collaborative efforts of the federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies involved in this operation sends a clear message that we stand together to protect our communities and our most vulnerable asset, our children. For those sex offenders who are not registered, not compliant, or are on the run and in hiding, we are determined to locate them and will not stop until we do so.”

U.S. Marshals were assisted by the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department, and the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office, along with the other member agencies of the Fugitive Task Force; the Milwaukee Police Department, the Kenosha Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department.  Arrest highlights include the apprehension of Ker Yang, who was wanted in Clarksville, Arkansas for the rape of a fourteen year old child. Richard Bostwick, wanted for SOR violations, was featured on Fox 6 ‘Wisconsin’s Most Wanted’ on November 13, 2010. As a result of calls received from the public, Bostwick was arrested two days later. In addition, seven offenders were located in other states and investigations were initiated for possible federal prosecutions.
To search for sex offenders in Wisconsin, please visit http://wisconsindoc.familywatchdog.us/, by clicking on the tab indicated as “National Sex Offender Registry”. Searches can be done for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and Indian Country.

The U.S. Marshals Service is the lead law enforcement agency responsible for investigating sex offender registration violations and related offenses in connection with violations of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act. Enacted on July 27, 2006, this Act directed the United States Marshals to assist state, local, tribal and territorial authorities in locating and apprehending non-compliant and fugitive sex offenders. Offenders who are found residing out of state can be charged federally and, often times, those charges carry more severe penalties. To ensure the safety of children across the country, the U.S. Marshals implemented an aggressive enforcement strategy. Since the law was enacted, the United States Marshals have arrested more than 34,000 fugitives for Sex Offenses, Failure to Register and Failure to Comply with Sex Offenders Registration Requirements. This resulted in the closure of more than 42,000 warrants.

For more information about the U.S. Marshals, visit http://www.usmarshals.gov
 

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