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Cleveland County Does A County-Wide Sweep Of Registered Sex Offenders

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Law enforcement officers from multiple jurisdictions met Thursday morning to kick off "Operation Spring Clean"--the first-ever, county-wide sweep to check if sex offenders were actually living at their reported addresses. Law enforcement officers from multiple jurisdictions met Thursday morning to kick off "Operation Spring Clean"--the first-ever, county-wide sweep to check if sex offenders were actually living at their reported addresses.
Registered sex offender Clarence Johnson was arrested for failing to show up for court. Registered sex offender Clarence Johnson was arrested for failing to show up for court.

Gan Matthews, News 9

OKLAHOMA CITY -- There are over a hundred registered sex offenders living in Cleveland County, and the Sheriff's office only has the manpower to check on about ten of them a month to see if they are actually living at their listed addresses.

On Thursday Sheriff Joe Lester launched Operation Spring Clean--a one day, county-wide sweep on all the offenders.

To do it the Sheriff received the assistance of several other law enforcement agencies in the metro area.

"We can check a compliance check, on a vast majority of them, in this way, and do it all in one day" said Corporal Jerry Farley. "And they're not really expecting us to come out to hit this many people in one day."

The sweep found that at least 65 sex offenders were in compliance with the law, while six may be out of compliance.

Officers arrested one man, sex offender Clarence Johnson, for failure to appear in court.

Participating in the sweep were officers from Cleveland County, Norman police, Moore police, Noble police, the U.S. Marshal's office, and the Department of Corrections.

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