Prosecutors in Riverside County have created a new team to crack down on sex offenders in that county who are wanted by law enforcement, District Attorney Rod Pacheco announced Monday.
Currently, about 388 convicted sex offenders have warrants for their arrest and have not been apprehended. Given the large number of sex offender warrants that exist in Riverside County, some dating back to 1985, the need to create the team was critical, according to the district attorney.
“We cannot afford to let hundreds of known sex offenders roam our county and expose our children to additional risk,” Pacheco said, in a statement. “We must systematically track down these sex offenders and bring them to justice.”