Keeping Track of Sex Offenders

by Brittany Shannon on August 27, 2010 at 6:14 am

The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office is receiving funding to keep track of sex offenders.

Ohio Attorney General, Richard Cordray’s office received a $155,546 federal grant for two programs. The first program sends email and phone alerts to sex offenders and officers concerning when and where sex offenders need to report.

"Kind of a reminder [to offenders] that we’re going to come looking for you if you don’t [report]. Also to the agencies that are already getting those updates on when those sex offenders are going to be in. But it’s just another reminder and alert to us to be aware that within five days the sex offenders are supposed to be there," says Sheriff Matt Lutz.

The second program provides funds for the extradition of up to 50 of the most-serious sex offenders so they can be prosecuted in state courts.