The Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force oversaw the operation that was carried out between Monday and Thursday, with help from federal authorities and officers from several departments and agencies, according to a release. The chats turned sexually explicit and the men agreed to meet for sex, prosecutors said. The men arrived to find law enforcement waiting on them and were arrested and taken to the Cuyahoga County Jail. Investigators seized firearms, condoms, personal lubricant, sex toys and drugs from some of the men, prosecutors said. The men are charged with attempted unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, disseminating matter harmful to juveniles, importuning and possessing criminal tools.
27 men from Northeast Ohio arrested in undercover online child predator operation
Registered sex offenders in Ohio are required by law to register their home address, work address, and vehicle information with their local sheriff's office to be publicly accessible through the eSORN database. Each of Ohio's 88 county sheriff offices input the information into the system. Supplemental information, such as phone numbers, email addresses, screen names, and handles are also required, but are not public. The reverse lookup feature allows members of the public to input phone numbers, email addresses and internet names into the eSORN database and an alert will be displayed if the information is associated with a registered sex offender.
27 alleged sexual offenders arrested in ‘Operation Moving Target’, Cuyahoga County prosecutor says
It's information parents, and caregivers need to be aware of - whether a potential child predator is living nearby. The department started doing the sweeps at random three years ago when the new administration took over. The Sex Offender Registration and Notification unit also conducts checks and monitors the whereabouts of registered offenders throughout the year. During the sweep, they visited residential neighborhoods and knocked on doors without advance notice. Deputies say their biggest fear is that an offender out of prison could re-offend.
Jump to a detailed profile, search site with google or try advanced search. According to our research of Ohio and other state lists, there were 1, registered sex offenders living in Cleveland as of January 27, The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Cleveland is to 1.