Authorities conduct sex offender sweep

Published 06/19 2014 04:47PM

Updated 06/19 2014 05:13PM

VERMILION COUNTY -- Sex offenders in one area county are in trouble after a surprise crime sweep. Federal and local law enforcement teamed up to monitor sex offenders in Vermilion County.

Police checked the homes of more than 250 registered sex offenders. Officers looked to see if they were actually living at the addresses. 14 people were found to be non-compliant; another four were arrested for registration violations.

Police say they do several sweeps each year to make sure the public, especially children, are safe from sexual predators. That's not all. Nearly 60 other offenders are now under investigation because of the sweep.

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