News Story

 

290 Compliance Checks
9/21/2015 6:35:00 PM

 

Nature of Incident:

290 PC Compliance Checks

Location:

Thousand Oaks and East County Unincorporated  Areas

Date & Time:

September 19, 2015

Unit Responsible:

East and West County Major Crimes Sexual Assault Units

Narrative:

On September 19, 2015, the Ventura County Sheriff's Office conducted 49 compliance checks of registered sex offenders as part of the Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement (SAFE) grant.  Section 290 of the California Penal Code requires persons convicted of specified sexual assault crimes to register with the agency where they reside. 

 

37 of the 49 registered sex offenders were in compliance with their registration requirement.  12 of the registrants were not home and detectives will follow-up to determine if the registrants have moved or are out-of-compliance. 

 

The Ventura County Sheriff's Office will be conducting similar sweeps randomly throughout the county to verify registered sex offenders are living at their reported residence along with conducting probation and/or parole searches of registered sex offenders who are on probation and/or parole. 

 

Residents of Ventura County can visit the Megan's Law website (www.meganslaw.ca.gov) to familiarize themselves with the sex registrants in their neighborhood.  It is also important to speak with your children regarding strangers and possible encounters with known/unknown sex offenders.

 

Prepared by:

Sergeant Robert Fleming

 

Media Release Date:

September 21, 2015

 

Media Follow-Up Contact:

Sergeant Ryan Clark (805) 384-4721

 

Approved by:

Captain Melissa Smith / Sheriffs Major Crimes Bureau

 





 

Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime.  The caller may remain anonymous.  The call is not recorded.  Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).

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