(FOX 2) - Twelve sex offenders who have been non-compliant in their registry requirements were arrested last week.
Michigan State Police say they conducted a two-day sweep, targeting 26 sex offenders who were in violation of the Michigan Sex Offenders Registration Act (SORA) and had outstanding felony warrants. They joined forces with the U.S. Marshals Service.
MSP says the teams were able to locate and arrest 12 individuals. Additionally, one offender was located in an out-of-state treatment facility.
All offenders were subsequently arraigned on their charges.
MSP didn't give any additional information about where the individuals were arrested.
The SORA requires registered sex offenders to regularly report to their area law enforcement agency, sheriff's office or nearest MSP post to verify their address.
Tier 1 offenders must verify their address annually during the month of their birth. Tier 2 offenders must verify their address semi-annually. Tier 3 offenders must verify their address quarterly. Failure to do so carries a penalty of up to two years of incarceration.
All registered sex offenders must report certain changes to their information. These changes must be made in person at their area law enforcement agency, sheriff's office or nearest state police post. Failure to do so is four-year felony.