D.C. Sex Offender Monitoring Called Lax; No Checks on 660


Two-thirds of Washington, D.C.’s nearly 1,000 sex offenders have not been actively monitored, leaving area residents more vulnerable to future sex crimes, says the Washington Examiner. D.C. officials do not conduct compliance checks at the residences of about 660 sex offenders, including convicted rapists, child molesters, and purveyors of kiddie porn.

The Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency said it did residence checks on 327 offenders in January and February. Arrest warrantes were issued for seven absconders, said spokesman Len Sipes. Meanwhile, four offenders gave the address of the police department as their home address; neither police nor the offender supervision agency say know where the four men are. Sex offenders who live out of state can falsely claim residency in D.C. and escape being monitored and listed back in their own state.

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