Megan's Law Unit and Federal Authorities Partner to Verify Registration Compliance of Child Sex Offenders
(Harford County, MD - April 21, 2009) The Harford County Sheriff's Office "Megan's Law Unit" in cooperation with the Child Advocacy Center and special agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation Cyber Crimes Squad, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the Maryland State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force partnered to confirm child sex offender registrant verifications throughout Harford County last week. The initiative was conducted April 14th and 15th, 2009 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. each day.
Attempts were made to verify a portion of the 145 sex offenders registered with Harford County Sheriff's Office. The residences of 73 random individuals were verified during the detail. During the two-day special initiative investigators also searched 29 computers for child pornography and found no child pornography on any of the computers. No arrests were made during the two-day operation.
Costs associated with the joint operation were paid through a grant received from the Sex Offenders and Compliance Enforcement in Maryland initiative.
Pursuant to Maryland law, convicted sex offenders are required to register with the primary law enforcement agency in the county where they reside a minimum of every six months. In Harford County, all convicted sex offenders are required to register with the Harford County Sheriff's Office.