Yesterday and today haven’t turned out very well for a handful of sex offenders in North Platte and Lincoln County who haven’t complied with the Nebraska Sex Offender Registry Act.
According to Lt. Steve Reeves of the North Platte Police Department, on April 28, North Platte Police, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, the Nebraska State Patrol and the United States Marshal’s Office conducted a joint operation to ensure that sex offenders in the community are following the provisions set forth in the Nebraska Sex Offender Registry Act.
As a result of the operation, numerous individuals were arrested and charged with failure to comply with the Sex Offender Registration Act. Those arrested were:
- Benjamin Z. Brown, 21
- Clarence R. Compton, 57
- Wray D. Dodrill, 30
- Brandon J. Fox, 37
- Jamie L. Johnston, 27
- Matthew W. Martens, 31
- Tyler J. Norwood, 23
- Brian D. Rotert, 35
- Orlando R. Sanchez, 36
- Victor R. Woods, 49
The Nebraska Legislature has said that state policy should assist the efforts of local law enforcement agencies to protect their communities, by requiring sex offenders to register with local law enforcement.
The investigation is ongoing, according to Reeves. Details about each individual arrest weren’t released.
The United States Marshal’s Service will provide more information when the operation has concluded. The Marshal’s Service says over 95 residents were checked for compliance.
According to a news release the service has assisted local and state officers in conducting more than 300,000 sex offender compliance checks in the country since 2009.