(WXYZ) — Twelve sex offenders were arrested during a two-day sweep in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties, according to Michigan State Police.
MSP says four arrest teams targeted 26 registered sex offenders who were in violation of the Michigan Sex Offenders Registration Act. The teams located and arrested 12 people. Additionally, one offender was located in an out-of-state treatment facility.
The SORA requires registered sex offenders to regularly report to their area law enforcement agency or nearest MSP post to verfiy their address.
Failure to verify carries a penalty of up to two years in prison.
All registered sex offenders must also report certain changes to their information. Failure to do so is a four-year felony.