Friday March 1st, 2024 6:27AM

Gwinnett authorities participate in statewide sex offender registration crackdown

By Caleb Hutchins Assistant News Director

Authorities in Gwinnett County were involved in a recent annual statewide sex offender registration crackdown.

Operation Watchful Eye has been conducted every year since 2015, and this year involved 73 sheriff's offices across Georgia cracking down on violations of sex offender registration laws. A social media post from the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office Monday indicated they were one of the officers involved in this year's operation.

A release from the Georgia Sheriff's Association said the operation took place from October 30 through November 6 and saw 44 sex offenders arrested across the state and more than 200 warrants issued. Gwinnett County authorities conducted over 350 verification attempts and more than 100 residence verifications.

Data collected from the effort showed that across Georgia, 61 new sex offenders moved into reporting counties while more than 500 offenders had absconded from their last known address.

Authorities posted a link to a registry where registered sex offenders in Gwinnett County can be found.

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