27 Arrested in Sex Crimes Sweep in the Midlands

11:05 AM, Feb 8, 2013   |    comments
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Columbia, SC (WLTX) - A group of law enforcement agencies in the Midlands has arrested over two dozen suspects during a crime crackdown.

The two-day operation, conducted on Monday and Tuesday of this week, was known as "Operation Safe Sweep." It involved the Richland County Sheriff's Department, Columbia Police Department, US Marshals Services, SLED, Lexington County Sheriff's Department, Sumter  County Sheriff's Department, and Orangeburg County Sheriff's Department.

The purpose was to find people wanted for either sex crimes or failing to register as a sex offender. In all, 27 people were arrested, and 38 outstanding warrnts were cleared.

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