Sweep results in 62 arrests statewide; weapons, drugs and child porn confiscated
– California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) parole
agents arrested 62 of the 1,294 sex-offender parolees who were
contacted during compliance checks or searches as part of the 21st
annual Operation Boo Child Safety Project on Halloween night 2014. “The
62 arrests among sex-offender parolees – for possession of child
pornography, narcotics, weapons, and other parole violations – prove
that our statewide efforts with Operation Boo are well-founded,” said
Dan Stone, Director of the Division of Adult Parole Operations.
charges were filed against 10 of the sex-offender parolees contacted.
Six parolees were also found to be out of compliance with their
requirements to register as a sex-offender. “Our thanks go out to the
hundreds of parole agents and local law enforcement personnel, many of
whom volunteer their time to help ensure that California’s children can
enjoy a safer trick-or-treat experience free from sexual predators,”
In addition to the traditional compliance checks, Operation Boo features two other components:
Parent Empowerment: CDCR provided a free downloadable brochure with
helpful information about ways to talk to children about dangerous
behavior in adults, and Internet links to help parents check for sex
offenders in their area.
• Transient Sex-Offender Curfew
Centers: Since a significant number of sex offenders are homeless,
transient sex offenders in most regions were ordered to report to a
center to spend the curfew under supervision. Statewide, several special
transient sex-offender curfew centers were operated Halloween night.
For more information about Operation Boo please visit: www.cdcr.ca.gov