Knox, Rockland police participate in national sex offender checks

May 16, 2018

Rockland — The Knox County Sheriff’s Office, Rockland Police Department, Maine State Police, and Maine Probation and Parole joined with the U.S. Marshal's Service for a short-term joint operation.

The mission of the operation was to investigate and/or arrest persons potentially in violation of the Adam Walsh Act. One of the principal responsibilities of the task force and of the Marshal's Service is to “assist state, local, tribal authorities in the location and apprehension of non-compliant and fugitive sex offenders.”

Of the 76 checks completed in Knox County, no arrests were necessary, according to a news release from the Sheriff's Office issued Wednesday, May 16.

Further investigation will be conducted on 10 potential minor issues in compliance with reporting that is mandated for all convicted sex offenders, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Detective Justin Twitchell is the lead sex crime investigator for the Knox County Sheriff’s Office and his efforts in assuring compliance by all sex offenders in Knox County, provides safety, reduces violent crime, and reduces the number of fugitive non-compliant sex offenders.

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