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20 registered sex offenders arrested during Operation Broken Heart

VICTOR VALLEY – On Saturday, May 12, 2018, Deputies, Parole Officers and Probation Officers conducted a Sex Offender Compliance Operation in the cities of Hesperia, Adelanto, Victorville, Barstow, Apple Valley, Phelan, Pinon Hills and Helendale.

The operation is part of “Operation Broken Heart,” which is held in conjunction with the United States Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Program (OJJDP) and all 61 of the nation’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task forces.

“Operation Broken Heart” takes place during the months of April and May, and targets those persons who exploit children.

The Sex Offender Compliance Operation included verifying the home address of each registered sex offender. The operation involved 36 deputies, 6 parole officers and 14 probation officers, who conducted 294 compliance checks of registered Sex Offenders.

As a result of these compliance checks, it was found that two registrants are deceased, 13 are in state prison and six have moved from their last registered address. A total of 20 subjects were arrested during the sweep for various charges.

The Sheriff’s Department will continue to monitor and conduct random compliance checks of all registered sex offenders within the cities and County of San Bernardino.

(source: SBSD Headquarters news release)

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