Local law enforcement agencies teamed up with state and federal outlets to make arrests of 67 non-compliant sexual offenders and predators in Osceola County.
The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office, United States Marshals Service, Florida Department of Law Enforcement and State Probation and Parole conducted a joint operation to verify the compliance of the 550 registered sexual offender and predators in Osceola County.
The compliance operation, titled Parking Lot Party, was funded by the United States Marshals Office and ran from Jan. 31 to Aug. 31. Enforcement officers not only charged the offenders with the Failure to Register violations, but also conducted 957 address verifications throughout the county with the assistance of the Kissimmee Police Department, St. Cloud Police Department and State Probation and Parole.
The operation was successful in assisting the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office in enforcing state, local and federal laws for non-compliant sexual offenders and predators.
Osceola County sex offender detectives, U.S. Marshals, FDLE inspectors and state Probation and Parole officials conducted proactive investigations to determine if the subjects had correctly reported their residency status, employment, email and social media accounts, campus activity, professional licenses, vehicles and vessels owned, and reported travel information over 72 hours. From that, 67 sexual offenders and predators were arrested for non-compliance, including three cases which violated the Adam Walsh Act requirement to register after crossing state lines; they will be prosecuted in federal court.