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Harford County Megan’s Law Unit to Conduct Random Checks of Registered Sex Offenders

(Bel Air, MD – October 26, 2006) — The Harford County Sheriff's Office Megan’s Law Unit, part of the Harford County Child Advocacy Center, in partnership with the Division of Parole and Probation, next week will conduct random checks of registered sex offenders residing in Harford County. Sheriff’s Deputies and parole and probation officers, will perform the checks during the evening hours of Monday, October 30 and Tuesday, October 31, 2006.

The random checks will consist of verifying the addresses of registered sex offenders, while maintaining high visibility of the Sheriff’s Office in communities during Halloween. Some, but not all registered sex offenders are prohibited from participating in trick-or-treating activities with children.

Currently there are 134 sex offenders registered with the Harford County Sheriff's Office. The county has no registered child sexual predators.

Citizens who want to learn the identities and locations of sex offenders registered with the Harford County Sheriff's Office are encouraged to visit the website at www.harfordsheriff.org.

Pursuant to Maryland law, all sex offenders are required to register with the primary law enforcement agency in the county where they reside. In Harford County convicted sex offenders must register with the Harford County Sheriff's Office every six months.