Coordinated sex offender sweep in Colorado winds down |

Coordinated sex offender sweep in Colorado winds down

Kieran Nicholson
The Denver Post

A multi-state roundup of sex offenders in a coordinated strike by dozens of law enforcement agencies has netted more than 100 arrests.

“Operation Shepherd” was carried out in Colorado and Wyoming since late September, and leads from the strike led to arrests in other states as well, according to a media release from the U.S. Marshals Service.

“We have located and arrested fugitives as far (away) as Washington state,” said Robert Rodriguez, sex offender investigations coordinator with the U.S. Marshals Service in Denver.

The Marshals Service spearheaded the operation, with 50 law enforcement agencies in Colorado and Wyoming.

Sixty-three of the 106 total arrests were based on warrants for convicted sex offenders who failed to register, thereby violating terms of their parole, according to the release.

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