Police arrest 16 sex offenders

November 2, 2011

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office said 16 convicted sex offenders were arrested on felony and misdemeanor charges, ranging from identification violation to parole violations, following a mandatory meeting for registered offenders on Halloween night. “Operation Halloween” is an annual meeting designed to take sex offenders off the street to create a safer environment for children who are trick-or-treating. Police said 347 offenders attended the meeting. Six offenders who did not attend the meeting will be tracked down and possibly arrested, police said.