Sex Offender Compliance Sweep in Palm Desert, Surrounding Areas Nets 7 Arrests

Charges will be filed against the seven offenders who weren't in compliance, according to the sheriff's department.

A total of seven sex offenders were found in violation of their registration requirements during a compliance sweep in the Coachella Valley Wednesday.

The Riverside County Sheriff's Palm Desert station said it operated the day-long sweep in Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, Thousand Palms, Sky Valley, Painted Hills, South Desert Hot Springs, Thermal, Coachella and La Quinta.

"The primary objective of this operation was to verify the accuracy of the address information provided by each registered sex offender and to ensure those persons on parole and probation were in full compliance as required by law," sheriff's Deputy Armando Munoz said.  "This operation was also intended to impress upon the registrants the necessity of keeping their registration records current and to reinforce that law enforcement officials are actively monitoring their compliance."

Charges will be filed against the seven offenders who weren't in compliance, Munoz said.  Their names weren't immediately released.

During the sweep, authorities did 39 compliance checks, a parole search, two probation searches and 12 residence searches, Munoz said.

– City News Service contributed to this report.


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