INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Monday, the Marion County Sheriff announced the results of a five day, county-wide convicted sex offender sweep.
Deputies with the Marion County Sheriff's Department were joined by representatives from the US Marshals office, the Department of Homeland Security, Indiana State Police, Beech Grove Police, Speedway Police, Clermont Police, Southport Police, and Department of Correction Parole Officers.
Together, the task force checked on convicted sexual and violent offenders in the county.
According to the Sheriff's Department, 27 arrests were made, 749 of the offenders were checked compliant, contact was unable to be made with 209, and 40 offenders are going to further investigation.
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"The majority of these folks identified … have or currently will be prosecuted on state charges," said Major Michael Hubbs, MCSO.
Police say during the sweep, convicted sex offender 22-year-old Max Worthington was found to have a thumb drive containing child pornography. Worthington now faces federal prosecution.
Focusing on Marion county made sense. The county has the largest number of registered sex offenders in the State, just over 1,500. Of those, more than 400 are considered violent sex offenders.
"The more times we can get a task force together to take some of these predators off the street, the less time some of these other agencies like IMPD may have to be up against," said Marion County Sheriff Mark Layton.
The US Department of Justice funded the operation.
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