Deputies check in on sex offenders


ABC11 Eyewitness News went door-to-door with deputies Thursday.

One offender, who had served time for sexual battery, says he did his time and wants to move on with his life.

"I think there's a period of time if you prove yourself, you should be taken off," the man said.

Captain Chris Strickland is one of the deputies who oversees the county's registry.

"It's important that we make sure they're being compliant with the address listed on the sex offender website," Strickland said.

The Captain says there's a reason why he's so passionate about the list.

"[It's] very important, there's children out there," he added.

There are nearly 200 people on the registry.

One woman says her brother made a mistake and is now on the list, and she supports the registry. She says she has children and wants to know if sex offenders are around them.

The sheriff's office says all of the registered sex offenders it checked on Thursday were in compliance.

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