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U.S. Marshals check up on 99 sex offenders in central South Dakota

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Five convicted sex offenders could be prosecuted for registration violation after a compliance sweep through central South Dakota involving U.S. Marshals.

Deputy U.S. Marshals from the District of South Dakota spent the week of August 12 teaming with fellow law enforcement partners from Pierre and Hughes, Hyde, Stanley, Sully, Lyman counties, along with the Bureau of Indian Affairs Police to conduct a sexual offender compliance operation in central South Dakota.

The agencies conducted Operation Cover II, which stands for Convicted- Offender-Validation-Enforcement and Registration, to ensure that 99 registered sex offenders in the central part of the state were living and working where they indicated.

The verifications resulted in the continued investigation of at least five cases where violations of law may result in prosecution. The U.S. Marshals Service is the primary law enforcement agency responsible for investigating sex offender registration violations and related offenses pursuant to the Adam Walsh Act.

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