On June 12 federal, state and local authorities combined in Danville to verify more than 200 registered sex offenders throughout Vermilion County, according to a Department of Public Safety press release.

Of the registered offenders checked, 180 were found compliant, 14 non-compliant, four arrested for registration violations, two Adam Walsh investigations were initiated by the U.S. Marshals and 58 are under further investigation.

The main focus of the initiative was to locate and verify registered sec offenders residing in the county for the purpose of ensuring compliance in accordance with the United States Marshals Service mandate of the Adam Walsh Child Protection Safety Act of 2006.

Department of Public Safety Director Larry Thomason and Sheriff Pat Hartshorn said the compliance check was spearheaded by the U.S. Marshal’s Service and the cooperative approach helped to avoid duplication efforts to ensure safety of all residents in Danville and Vermilion County.

Agents and officers from the United States Marshal’s Service, Illinois State Police, DHS-Immigration Customs Enforcement, Vermilion County Sheriff’s Department, Danville Police Division, Illinois Department of Corrections and Vermilion County Probation participated in the multi-jurisdictional compliance operation.

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