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For Immediate Release

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May 17, 2012 Southern District Of Georgia
DUSM Joel B. Paskauskas, II (912) 429-4633
Operation "Golden Isles"

SRFTF LogoThe week of May 14th, 2012 the United States Marshals Service, in collaboration with the Glynn County Sheriff’s Office, the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation COPS grant funded Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and the Georgia Department of Corrections, Brunswick Probation Office, and the S.E. Probation TAC team conducted a two day compliance check of all registered sex offenders in Glynn County. A total of 35 Local, State and Federal Law Enforcement Officers were involved.

Operation "Golden Isles" was a two pronged effort of compliance and enforcement. The focus of the compliance operation was a comprehensive physical verification of every offender, their residences, their employment and compliance with their registration requirements. The enforcement operation centered on the service of 17 newly issued warrants for registration and probation violations.

This joint operation resulted in the successful location and verification of 105 sex offenders. In total 32 arrests were made. Of these 15 arrests were made for new violations discovered during the course of the operation. Additional charges included a new charge for possession of child pornography and two charges for firearms violations. As a result of the team’s diligent efforts two firearms and an amount of narcotics were seized.

The combined efforts of these dedicated law enforcement professionals were instrumental in the successful execution of Operation “Golden Isles.” This initiative is the second of many operations planned for the future in an effort to protect and safeguard our community and most especially the safety of our children.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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