For Immediate Release
|June 10, 2013||
Jose A. Figueroa, Deputy U.S. Marshal/Public Affairs
District of Puerto Rico (939) 397-6099
|Operation 'Childhood Shield 2013' Produces Sex Offender Arrests in Puerto Rico|
San Juan, PR - On June 3, the U.S. Marshals Service led Puerto Rico Violent Offenders Task Force and the Puerto Rico Police Department initiated Joint Operation "Childhood Shield 2013".
A total of four arrests were made throughout the operation. Three individuals were arrested and face State sex offender charges, and one individual was arrested and faces federal charges for allegedly failing to register as a sex offender in Puerto Rico.
This week long operation, in conjunction with the Puerto Rico
Police Departments Sex Offender
"The U.S. Marshals Service Puerto Rico Violent Offenders Task Force and the Puerto Rico Police Department is dedicated in exhausting all resources available to ensure the safety of our children, shielding them from violent predators, and ensuring that convicted sex offenders comply with the standards of compliance imposed upon them by law. In 2012, the Task Force conducted a similar operation which led to the federal indictment and subsequent arrest of eight violent sex offenders," said Orlando Rivera, U.S. Marshal for the District of Puerto Rico.
The U.S. Marshals Service has three key missions under the
Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006: (1) to assist state, local,
tribal and territorial authorities in the location and apprehension of
The U.S. Marshals Service National Sex Offender Targeting
Center collaborates with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
and the Department of Justice's Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring,
Analysts conduct behavioral assessments and provide psychological insights into the minds of suspects and offenders to assist Marshals investigators in identifying and apprehending non-compliant sex offenders. The center also assists outside law enforcement with cold case reviews, including solved or unsolved homicides in which the murder appears to be sexually motivated.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.
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