Local and federal law enforcement officials recently checked in on 153 registered sex offenders living in an around York City to make sure their addresses are up to date as part of Operation Safety Net.
Of those checked, two were arrested Saturday morning for violating registration requirements, while 12 sex offenders remain under investigation for possible violations, U.S. Marshal Martin Pane said in a news release.
The operation is a joint effort that included officials with York City Police, the York County District Attorney's Office, the York County Sheriff's Department and the United States Marshal Service, according to the release.
"Operation Safety Net is yet another example of the outstanding cooperative efforts of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies working together to address criminal conduct," said District Attorney Tom Kearney.
The convicted sex offenders who were checked are required to register under the state's Megan's Law.
Arrested: Two men were arrested for failing to update their registration information.
Scott Kapp, 49, formerly of the 1100 block of East Philadelphia Street, was arrested in the first block of West King Street after a warrant for his arrest was issued, the release said.
Kapp remains in York County Prison in lieu of $100,000 bail, according to online court documents.
In 1998, Kapp was convicted of sexual assault in York County and required to register as a sex offender.
Angel Rivera, 59, formerly of the 200 block of South Queen Street was arrested in the 900 block of West College Avenue, the release said.
In July 2012, Rivera moved from his address without updating his registration information, and a warrant was issued for his arrest, authorities said.
He was convicted of rape in New York in 1989 and is required to register as a sex offender, the release said.
Rivera remains in York County Prison in lieu of $100,000 bail, according to online court documents.
Checks: The ongoing Operation Safety Net was started in 2010.
Since then, more than 3,500 of these checks were completed in 33 counties.
According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children there are more than 700,000 registered sex offenders living in the United States and as many as 100,000 are missing or non-compliant.
"Unaccounted for and non-compliant registered sex offenders pose a legitimate threat to public safety," Pane said. "Convicted sex offenders who fail to maintain their registration requirements should know that we will work together to find and prosecute them."
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