Written by AARON CASTREJON
AZUSA – A multi-county operation targeting child sex offenders led to multiple arrests, including two arrests in Azusa.
Operation Protect the Innocent, which took place September 6 through September 12, netted 141 arrests across Los Angeles, Orange, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. According to statistics provided by the Azusa Police Department.
12 probation compliance checks and parole compliance checks were made in Azusa. A residential search warrant was conducted and two men were arrested.
“A paroled sex offender was arrested for violating the conditions of his parole by having children’s undergarments and other clothing in his bedroom, as well as photographs of his prior victim,” according to the Azusa Police Department in a written statement.
A second arrest was made. A 25-year-old Azusa man is accused of contacting a female juvenile online with the intent of meeting her to commit sex offenses, according to the Azusa Police Department.
Working with county and state partners, Azusa police detectives focused on investigating those suspected of victimizing children online and making sure registered sex offenders were complaint with their court terms.
The operation was spearheaded by the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.