Jul 9, 2010 8:36 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Sex offenders sweep snares 152 in Colorado

More than a 150 people were arrested in June as part of a monthlong check of sex offenders and a sweep of those wanted on suspicion of sex crimes.

The U.S. Marshals Service, along with 84 city, state and federal law enforcement agencies conducted the sweep in Colorado.

Of those apprehended, 94 were arrested for allegedly failing to register, appear for a court hearing or violating parole. In all, 2,840 compliance checks were conducted during the sweep.

Those arrested on outstanding warrants include two suspected of attempted murder, eight for sexual assault, two for kidnapping, and one for pimping underage girls. Fourteen were arrested for using the Internet to allegedly lure children for sex.


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