PORT HURON, MI – Earlier this week, the Michigan State Police (MSP) Sex Offender Enforcement Unit coordinated a compliance sweep in St. Clair County to verify that the information registered sex offenders are required, by law, to provide to law enforcement was being reported accurately.
A total of 581 residences were contacted during the two-day detail resulting in the discovery of 19 new violations of the Michigan Sex Offender Registry Act. Warrants will be sought for the discovered infractions through the St. Clair County Prosecutor’s Office. Investigators will revisit 78 residences where there was no contact during the sweep.
The success of this large operation was due to the cooperation with other area participating law enforcement agencies. Agencies involved in this detail include the Port Huron Police Department, St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshal’s Service.
The Michigan Sex Offenders Registration Act requires registered sex offenders to regularly report to their area law enforcement agency, sheriff’s office or nearest MSP post to verify their address and other required information. Reporting must be made in person at a registering authority. The frequency and terms of reporting are assigned by the type of sex crime conviction that the offender receives. Failure to report a change to any required information is a four year felony.
The Michigan Public Sex Offender Registry can be viewed at http://www.mipsor.state.mi.us.