US Marshals and Scranton police nab 9 sex offenders in ‘Operation Dunder Mifflin’

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The operation was probably named in honor of the hit sitcom “The Office”, which takes place in Scranton at a fictional paper company named Dunder Mifflin.

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Despite the name of the operation, the mission was serious.

Between August 2 and September 17, the US Marshals coordinated with the Scranton Police Department to verify the home addresses of 219 convicted and registered sex offenders living in the area, the US Marshals said in a statement. News release on Monday.

Of the offenders, 13 were found to be in violation of sex offender registration laws, nine were arrested and four are still being sought for violations, the release said.

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Eight of the arrested criminals were men and one was a woman, all aged between 22 and 48 years. The individuals were convicted of a variety of crimes, including indecent assault, sexual abuse of children, statutory rape, corruption of minors, sexual abuse and involuntary sexual intercourse.

Scranton Police Chief Leonard A. Namiotka said, “This joint operation was successful in ensuring that those required to register must remain in compliance and that those who are in violation must be held accountable for their non-compliance before the court.” is brought for.” release. “Collaboration between the Scranton Police Department and our law enforcement partners is paramount in making our community safe for all citizens.”

Officers are still searching for the four criminals, all of Scranton’s men wanted on bail warrants.

Operation Dunder was supported by Mifflin Pennsylvania State Police Megan’s Law Section, Which requires the authorities to provide information to the public about registered sex offenders living, working or studying in the state.
The law was enacted after the 1994 murder of 7-year-old Megan Kanka, whose sexual assault and death led to a nationwide movement to protect children from sexual predators.
The Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act of 2006 requires sex offenders to register with the National Sex Offender Registry and update their registration when traveling or relocating.
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The US Marshals did not respond to Granthshala’s request for comment.

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