Massive valley wide sex offender hunt in Las Vegas
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Metro Police are asking for the public's help tracking down sex offenders. Police say there are 275 unregistered sex offenders loose in the valley and they don't know where to find them.
Sex offenders are required to list their addresses with law enforcement so they can be tracked. But some of them have moved, used fake addresses or just hiding out and police are franticly trying to find them before they attack again.
For six months Metro Police Officers have been going door to door trying to pin down where the valley's 4,200 sex offenders live. In nearly 300 cases, officers came up empty handed.
"We have found some vacant addresses, vacant lots where people have used as their addresses," said Captain Vincent Cannito with Metro's Crimes Against Youth & Family Detail.
Larry James Washington is one of the sex offenders who didn't keep his address up to date. Police found him after his dogs attacked a salesperson. Now investigators are trying to track down 275 others who didn't keep their contact information on file.
"When they disappear in a big city, you can only do so much. Evil people want to hide and out can't always find them," said parent Lisa Racine.