Ojai - Deputies conduct sex registrant compliance checks
6/5/2012 2:00:00 AM
Nature of Incident:
290 Compliance Checks
City of Ojai, Meiner's Oaks, Casitas Springs and other unincorporated areas of Ojai
Date & Time:
June 2, 2012
Ojai Police Department and Major Crimes Bureau
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (D)ecedent
City of Residence
On 6-2-12, the Ventura County Sheriff's Office conducted 58 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.
45 of the 58 registered sex offenders were in compliance with their registration requirement. 13 of the registrants were not home or were at work and detectives will follow-up to determine if the registrants have moved or are out-of-compliance. During the compliance checks, no one was arrested.
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.
Deputy Preparing Media Release:
Sergeant Ian Laughlin
Media Release Date:
Investigator Jim Botting, Sheriff's Office (805) 384-4743
Captain Dave Kenney