Keeping up with Sexual Offenders and Predators
ALACHUA COUNTY - A new grant gives the Alachua County Sheriff's Office the capability to do even more, when it comes to checking on sexual predators and offenders.
In Alachua County there are 350 registered sexual offenders and 50 sexual predators.
Predators typically commit crimes against young children.
Both offenders and predators must be regularly checked on to ensure that they have not changed addresses and still live at their registered residences.
If they don't, it could result in a third degree felony. Detective James Ferguson with the Alachua County Sheriff's Office says most register, but there are some they have to keep close tabs on - "there are a pretty good percentage who have a history of failing to register properly and we have to keep an extra close watch on them. But for the most part the majority do seem to be leading a normal life and stay in compliance with the registration verification."
Sexual offenders must register their address every 6 months for life, while predators must register every 3 months for life.
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