PHOENIX - A nationwide effort by U.S. Marshals netted 345 arrests of convicted sex offenders who reportedly failed to register with their states as required by law.
The three-year initiative targeting some of the country’s most dangerous sex offenders ended Tuesday.
The U.S. Marshals Service contributed 129 criminal investigators to the initiative and partnered with Interpol, the Diplomatic Security Service, Customs and Border Protection and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Among those arrested was James K. Jenkins, who reportedly failed to register as a sex offender in Georgia for failing to register as a sex offender after serving three years in prison for raping a 15-year-old girl.
Marshals also arrested Darrell Craig Sinclair in Mexico after he had been wanted by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in California for almost 10 years. He’d previously been convicted on eight counts of lewd acts against children.
The U.S. Marshals Service worked with more than 4,800 state and local law enforcement agencies to conduct more than 150,000 compliance checks during the three-year effort.
Copyright 2013 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Click on the region names in the map below to see news from that region.
Things To Do
We’ve turned a corner! The weather is warming up so it’s the perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy some fantastic weather.
RIGHT NOW: Top Stories
The family of an officer killed earlier this year in a crash caused by a distracted driver says they plan to sue both the big rig driver and trucking company.
Authorities say golfer Tiger Woods' stepbrother was arrested in Phoenix Thursday after calling in a fake bomb threat to the building where he works.
A Phoenix murder suspect is dead after leading authorities on a chase in Tucson Thursday night.
The spectacular annual Geminid meteor shower kicks into high gear Thursday night, NASA said, and people around the world will be able to enjoy it.
The next storm system is moving through Arizona right now, bringing chances for rain and mountain snow.
Researchers say there may be a safer option for older women at high risk for breast cancer. And that's some promising news for many doctors and patients out there.