The Creek County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) in Oklahoma implemented a sex offender “sweep” recently, in an effort to round up registered sex offenders with active warrants. The sweep was conducted by regular and reserve deputies from Creek County, who were working with members of the U.S. Marshall’s Office, and the Sheriff’s Office said the sweep …
The Creek County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) in Oklahoma implemented a sex offender “sweep” recently, in an effort to round up registered sex offenders with active warrants. The sweep was conducted by regular and reserve deputies from Creek County, who were working with members of the U.S. Marshall’s Office, and the Sheriff’s Office said the sweep was just the “initial operation” of a continuing effort to keep sex offenders in compliance with Oklahoma sex crime laws. If you have been charged with a sex crime in Oklahoma, contact our criminal defense attorneys at Oklahoma Legal Center for legal help. With our lawyers on your side, you may be able to have your sex crime charges reduced to a lesser offense, or possibly even dismissed altogether.
OK Sex Offenders Arrested for Failing to Register
During the Oklahoma sex offender sweep, seven offenders were arrested, one was found deceased, and 12 more were located in other jails. According to detectives, those offenders will be arrested and brought back to Creek County as soon as they are released. The CCSO is also working with other agencies outside Oklahoma to locate four other sex offenders, in hopes that they will then be served with the warrants and extradited back to Creek County for prosecution. According to Detective Chrissie Underwood of the Creek County Sheriff’s Office, of the nearly 35 active warrants for Creek County offenders convicted of sex crimes, all but 10 have been accounted for. “These warrants were issued for offenders failing to properly register as required by state law,” reported Creek County Sheriff John David.
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According to Underwood, the CCSO “began planning for this sweep back in January,” and the goal of the sex offender sweep was “to get compliance with the Sex Offender Registration Act,” which outlines specific registration requirements for those convicted of sex crimes in Oklahoma. Being forced to register as a sex offender in Oklahoma can have life-changing consequences for convicted individuals and their families. For one, Oklahoma sex offender registration implements restrictions on how close to schools, child care facilities, parks and playgrounds offenders can live and work. If you are facing sex crime charges in Oklahoma City, or elsewhere in Oklahoma, consult our knowledgeable criminal defense lawyers at Oklahoma Legal Center today. Our attorneys can help you protect your legal rights and build a strong defense in your case.