Franklin police coordinate random sex offender compliance checks - WSMV News 4

Franklin police coordinate random sex offender compliance checks

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Nearly three dozen law enforcement officers checked more than 100 homes and workplaces of registered sex offenders in Williamson County Wednesday as part of a compliance check for the upcoming Halloween holiday.

Officers with the Franklin Police Department's Special Victims Unit coordinated Operation RAVEN (Random Address Verification, Enforcement and Notification), supported by officials from Brentwood and Spring Hill police departments, the Williamson County Sheriff's Department, State Probation and Parole and U.S. Marshals.

Police said there are 121 registered sex offenders who live or work in Williamson County. On Wednesday, investigators said 76 percent were found to be in compliance with restrictions. Twenty offenders were not found at their listed home or work address, but investigators will be revisiting those locations in the coming days. Following Wednesday's operation, investigations into nine possible violations have been initiated.

According to police, registered sex offenders who are currently on state probation or parole are prohibited from decorating their homes for Halloween, wearing costumes or handing out candy.

Franklin police officers will be out in force this holiday season, keeping a watchful eye on those homes this Halloween to help ensure compliance with restrictions.

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