Multiple law enforcement agencies perform sex offender address checks in Champaign County

CHAMPAIGN - The Champaign Police Department and United States Marshal Service have announced the successful completion of a one-day sex offender compliance and verification check on August 7.

A multi-agency enforcement team conducted unannounced visits to the homes of known sex offenders within Champaign County on August 7 to make sure those convicted of sex offenses were in compliance with the Illinois Sex Offender Registration Act.  The effort resulted in 213 compliance checks.

The Champaign County Sheriff's Department did 79 sex offender address checks.  Sixty-one were verified, 16 weren't home, and two subjects were found to be in violation.

The Champaign Police Department performed 74 sex offender address checks.  Forty-three were verified, 23 weren't home, and eight subjects were found to be in violation.

The Urbana Police Department did 24 sex offender address checks.  Nine were verified, 12 weren't home, and three subjects were found to be in violation.  One subject was arrested for a probation violation.

The Rantoul Police Department performed 34 sex offender address checks.  Twenty-one were verified, and 13 were not home.

The Mahomet Police Department had two sex offenders verified.

Some agencies were also required to obtain DNA from several individuals who had not been entered into the database.

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