GA – During the week of December 10, 2012, the United States Marshals
Service for the Southern District of Georgia, in collaboration with the
Liberty County Sheriff’s Department, the Marshals Southeast Regional
Fugitive Task Force, the Georgia Department of Corrections, the Hinesville
Probation Office, and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation COPS grant funded
Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force conducted a compliance check of
registered sex offenders in Liberty County, Georgia. More than 20 local,
state, and federal law enforcement officers were involved.
Operation “CHILDSAFE” 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 joint operation resulted in the successful location and verifications of
126 sex offenders. Of the 126 offenders that were verified, three were also
on state parole, and 39 were on state probation. This operation is a
continuation of the remarkable cooperation between the Liberty County
Sheriff’s Department, the Georgia Department of Corrections Probation Office
and the Georgia State Parole Office. These offices routinely coordinate
their efforts in keeping track of registered sex offenders in the Liberty
County area. The addition of the other participating agencies allowed for
the verifications to be conducted safely in a concentrated time period.
Two subjects were arrested during the course of Operation “CHILDSAFE”. Both
were arrested for probation violations. Also one of these persons was
charged with a separate offense of Possession of a firearm by a convicted
felon. Two firearms were seized as a result of the combined operation.
The combined efforts of these dedicated law enforcement professionals were
instrumental in the successful execution of Operation “CHILDSAFE”. This
initiative is the second of many operations planned for the future, in an
effort to protect and safeguard our communities and most especially the
safety of our children.
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