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Osceola County Sheriff Detectives team with United States Marshal Service Deputies and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to arrest 67 noncompliant sexual predators and sexual offenders in a 7-month operation

PUBLISHED:Thu September 26, 2019

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office, United States Marshals Service, Florida Department of Law Enforcement and State
Probation and Parole conducted a joint operation to verify the compliance of the 550 registered sexual offender and
predators in Osceola County Florida.

The compliance operation titled Parking Lot Party was funded by the Unites States Marshals Office and ran from January
31, 2019, to August 31, 2019. Osceola County Sex Offender Detectives, Unites States Marshals Service Deputies, Florida
Department of Law Enforcement Inspectors and State Probation and Parole conducted proactive investigations to
determine if the subjects had correctly reported their residency status, employment, email and social media accounts,
campus activity, professional licenses, vehicles and vessels owned and have reported travel information over seventy two
(72) hours. Sixty seven (67) Sexual Offenders and Predators were arrested for non-compliance.

The operation resulted in three (3) cases which violated the Adam Walsh Act (18 USC 2250(a)) requirement to register
after crossing state lines. The three (3) subjects will be prosecuted in Federal Court.

The Law Enforcement Officers involved not only charged the subjects with the Failure to Register Violations, but
conducted nine hundred and fifty seven (957) address verifications throughout the county (to include tourist) with the
assistance of the Kissimmee Police Department, St. Cloud Police Department and State Probation and Parole.

The operation was successful in assisting the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office in accomplishing and meeting the goals of
enforcing state, local and federal laws for non-compliant sexual offender/predators, ultimately making Osceola County
communities safer.

Please contact the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office Sex Offender Unit at 321-697-4416 or 321-697-4371 for any sexual
offender or sexual predator questions or for additional information. You can search your neighborhood for sexual
offenders or sexual predators at; https://offender.fdle.state.fl.us or download the Osceola County Sheriffs’ Office
application and select the sex offenders icon.