Sex offender sweep nets 11 arrests

Authorities conducted checks on 50 convicted sex offenders Monday in Stanislaus County to make sure they were complying with state laws and parole restrictions, according to a Modesto police news release.

Modesto police and state correctional officers arrested 11 people during the sweep. Two of the offenders were found at Graceada and Enslen parks and were arrested on warrants for unlawful lodging and indecent exposure, police said.

The nine other people were arrested at their homes throughout the county.

Eight of them were arrested on suspicion of violating parole and one was arrested on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Parole requirements for sex offenders can include no access to pornography, the Internet, alcohol or weapons. Registered sex offenders have to provide authorities their addresses and can be searched while on parole.

The Modesto police Special Victims Unit and agents from the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation conducted the operation.

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