A Sedgwick County effort to account for hundreds of registered sex offenders found 38 of them had provided authorities with incorrect information about their whereabouts or moved without reporting it to law enforcement.
The Wichita Eagle reports this week’s sweep included 572 Wichita-area registered offenders. Of those who provided incorrect information, some had never lived at the address they provided or had given addresses that do not exist.
Registered offenders in Kansas are required to contact their local sheriff’s office every two to three months to provide their home address. People who fail to register or who give false or misleading information could face felony charges.
The sweep involved police, sheriff’s deputies and six U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.