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Nine to be charged following check of Halifax sex offenders

Posted August 27

— Nine people will be charged in Halifax County after local authorities there conducted a two-day check called "Operation Resolve" to ensure that all registered sex offenders are in compliance with the law.

Sheriff Wes Tripp said Wednesday that there are 114 people living in the county who are on the North Carolina Sex Offender Registry.

Of those, 102 are living where they should be, and the remaining three are either in jail or prison.

Although compliance checks are routine, Tripp said the most recent was with the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Service, which enforces a federal law known as the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act.

"The Halifax County Sheriff's Office has dedicated resources to continually monitor offenders," Tripp said. "However, coordination with other agencies allows for exchange of information, detection of Internet offenders and identification of probation violations."


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  • bluegray Aug 28, 4:37 p.m.

    102+3 in jail=105.

  • fairisfair Aug 27, 4:28 p.m.

    Did I miss something? The math doesn't add up.

    — Posted by Dmar


  • moomoo Aug 27, 3:48 p.m.

    Did I miss something? The math doesn't add up.

    — Posted by Dmar

    Please explain what part of the math does not add up.

  • skidkid269 Aug 27, 3:47 p.m.

    We track sex offenders because often times the crimes are caused by the offender's mental state. A pedophile is a pedophile. Jail doesn't make it go away. The urge is still there. A stint in jail may cause them to think before they act though.

  • rushbot Aug 27, 3:05 p.m.

    has wake county done this?

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Aug 27, 2:56 p.m.

    If someone has served his/her time, why isn't their debt paid? How is this *not* punishing people for what they *might* do?

    “3 out of 4 prisoners are arrested within 5 years of release.”

    If we go by recidivism rates, “39% for a drugs, 38% for property & 29% for violent offense.”

    So, why don't we have these higher-recurrence criminals register too?


  • Anita Woody Aug 27, 2:47 p.m.

    114 on registry - 102 living where they say = 12 .

    12 - 3 in jail = 9.

    9 to be charged.

    Adds up perfectly.

  • blacksuv1962 Aug 27, 2:42 p.m.

    Did I miss something? The math doesn't add up.

    — Posted by Dmar

    102 plus 3 plus 9 = 114 . This is not common core math.

  • Dmar Aug 27, 2:21 p.m.

    Did I miss something? The math doesn't add up.

  • Anita Woody Aug 27, 1:21 p.m.

    How many sex offenders are there. What in the world is going on in this country?

    — Posted by jwsawyer

    According to the news story, they have 114 in Halifax County.