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State Police To Sweep For Sex Offenders

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Michigan State Police troopers will conduct a statewide sweep of sex offenders accused of violating requirements of the sex offender registry by not reporting address changes on time.

Operation Verify will be held Oct. 18-29 and target as many as 3,400 violators who are not in compliance with the Michigan Sex Offender Registry.

Anyone on the registry who’s been convicted of sex-crime felonies must verify their addresses quarterly with local police agencies and within 10 days of moving.

State police officials said in a statement Thursday the sweep will follow the Oct. 1-15 quarterly verification period. Michigan has about 46,400 people on the sex offender registry, and nearly 43,000 are compliant. Penalties range from 93 days in jail to four years in prison.

Online: Michigan State Police: www.michigan.gov/absconders.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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