Press Release

 

Moorpark - Sex Registrant Compliance Checks
2/3/2014 8:00:00 AM

 

Nature of Incident:

Sex Registrant Compliance Checks

Report Number:

N/A

Location:

City of Moorpark and East County Unincorporated Area

Date & Time:

February 1, 2014

Unit(s) Responsible:

Moorpark Police Department

Thousand Oaks Police Department

Ventura County Sheriff's Major Crimes Unit

Narrative:

On February 1, 2014, deputies from the Moorpark Police Department, Thousand Oaks Police Department and Ventura County Sheriff's Office conducted compliance checks at the residences of 57 registered sex offenders in the cities of Moorpark, Thousand Oaks, and Unincorporated areas in the East County.  The compliance checks were part of the Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement (SAFE) grant. California state law requires persons convicted of specific sexual assault crimes to register with the agency where they reside.

 

49 of the 57 registered sex offenders were in compliance with their registration requirement.  8 of the registrants were not contacted because they were not home or had moved.  Sheriff's detectives will follow-up to determine if the registrants are out-of-compliance. 

 

The Ventura County Sheriff's Office will be conducting similar sweeps throughout the county.  The purpose is to verify registered sex offenders are living at their reported residences and in compliance with any probation or parole terms.

 

Residents of Ventura County can visit the Megan's Law website (www.meganslaw.ca.gov/) to familiarize themselves with the sex registrants in their community.

 

Prepared by:

Sgt. Anthony Aguirre

 

Media Release Date:

February 3, 2014

 

Follow-Up Contact:

Investigator Jim Botting / 805-384-4743 / jim.botting@ventura.org

 

 

Approved by:

Captain Chris Dunn

 

 

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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