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Officers round up 95 unregistered offenders

By Associated Press
Published On: Mar 04 2014 01:54:56 PM MST
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HELENA, Mont. -

State and local authorities say a law enforcement sweep in Montana's most populous county located 95 sexual and violent offenders who were out of compliance with address registration laws.
    
The office of Attorney General Tim Fox said Tuesday that 15 of the people located during the operation in Yellowstone County were sex offenders and 80 were violent offenders.
    
They were brought into compliance with a state law that requires people convicted of certain crimes to register their address with local law enforcement and periodically verify that information. Two were arrested, one for failing to register and one on an out-of-county warrant.
    
The state lists more than 5,500 registered offenders in Montana.
    
In October, a similar effort located 52 noncompliant offenders in Great Falls. Fox says similar sweeps are planned for other Montana cities.