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Sex offenders in West Virginia are routinely required to register on the West Virginia State Police Sex Offender Registry and to notify law enforcement when they move, change phone numbers or change internet service providers.
From time to time, readers of police news note that registered sex offenders sometimes get caught when not abiding by their agreements and get arrested because they did not do what they were required.
The WVSP created a special initiative this past week to verify the information of dozens of registered sex offenders in the local region.
According to WVSP Sgt. Brian M. Brown, on Monday and Tuesday, the Logan detachments of the WVSP partnered up with the United States Marshal Service, the West Virginia State Police Child Protection Unit, the Logan County Sheriffs Department, the Logan County Prosecutors Office and the Logan County Emergency Operations Center to conduct Operation Mind or Find in Logan County.
The combined officers participating in Operation Mind or Find verified the registration information on 75 registered sex offenders in Logan County. Fourteen registered sex offenders were discovered to be non-compliant with West Virginia registration laws and were charged with for failure to comply.
The objective of the operation was to verify all registration information provided by registered sex offenders in Logan County to insure compliance with West Virginia Sex Offender Registration Laws under WV15-12. The second objective was to insure public safety and raise awareness through continued registration compliance and enforcement.
Public information on registered sex offenders can be obtained through www.wvstatepolice.com.
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