Authorities arrest 20 sex offenders in Oakland, Macomb
Oak Park — Armed with warrants, law enforcement officials arrested 20 non-compliant sex offenders in Oakland and Macomb counties last week.
Announcement of the arrests was made Tuesday morning by the Michigan State Police.
According to the MSP, investigators had previously checked the residences of 414 registered sex offenders to verify that they were living at their reported addresses.
The check showed that 23 individuals were not living at their reported addresses, which resulted in warrants being authorized by prosecutors in Oakland and Macomb counties.
Twenty individuals were arrested. Police are searching for the remaining three offenders. Registered sex offenders are required to report a change of address within three business days. Offenders who fail to report an address change can face a four-year felony conviction.
The arrests were made by a number of agencies including: The Michigan State Police, MSP Metro Post and Second District Fugitive Team, the United States Marshals Service and the Michigan Department of Corrections Absconder Recovery Unit.
More are: The Michigan Department of Corrections, Macomb Circuit Court Probation as well as officers from the Detroit, Sterling Heights and Warren police departments.
The Michigan Public Sex Offender Registry can be viewed here.