For Immediate Release
|June 05, 2013||
Deputy U.S. Marshal Jason Matthew
District of Columbia Superior Court (202) 616-0394
|Sex Offender Investigations Squad Makes 50th Arrest|
Washington – Since its creation in December 2011, a local U.S. Marshals Sex Offender Investigations Squad has arrested and prosecuted 50 sex offenders for federal and District of Columbia sex offender registration violations. The squad was formed by the U.S. Marshals Service, Superior Court for the District of Columbia and comprises a team of four deputy U.S. marshals led by a senior inspector. The team is dedicated to enforcing the Adam Walsh and Child Safety Protection Act of 2006 and the District of Columbia Sex Offender Registration Act of 1999 in the Washington metro area.
The 50 arrests have led to a 90 percent conviction rate due to the diligent work of the Sex Offender Investigations Squad investigators and the District of Columbia U.S. Attorney’s Office. The squad has initiated 105 sex offender investigations, arrested 44 sex offenders for other related offenses and executed 30 search warrants. Due to these criminal investigations, the squad has uncovered numerous other offenses and criminal activities including additional sex offenses, drug trafficking, tax and benefit fraud and identity theft. During the execution of search warrants associated with these sex offender cases, the squad has seized numerous firearms, narcotics, currency and other instruments used in criminal activities.
The Sex Offender Investigations Squad is also part of the
U.S. Marshals Service Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force and the Sex
Offender Investigations Branch, a Marshals Service headquarters component. The
squad works closely with the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency,
Metropolitan Police Department, U.S. Attorney’s Office, National Center for
Missing and Exploited Children, National Sex Offender Targeting Center, and
other federal and local law enforcement partners. The success in these
investigations and prosecutions are due to the strong cooperation with these law
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.
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