Convicted sex offenders in Tennessee’s Wilson County will be under a microscope after sheriff’s officials launched a new team to make house calls and run surveillance on randomly picked convicts, The Tennessean reports. The county, with about 40 registered sex offenders, is stepping up efforts to ensure that sex offenders register, live where they say they live, and work where they say they work.
The move closely follows two recent cases around the country in which sex offenders are accused of murdering children. The new program, dubbed Compliance, Accountability, Tracking and Surveillance, or CATS, will use Global Positioning System technology to track the whereabouts of sex offenders. Two detectives will follow randomly selected sex offenders to verify their addresses and track their activities.