Sheriff gets grant to police predators

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Sheriff gets grant to police predators

Chronicle Telegram – The Lorain County Sheriff’s Office will receive more than $426,000 in federal aid to protect children from sexual predators.

The money comes from a grant the Sheriff’s Office applied for, in conjunction with the U.S. Marshals, through the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services Child Sexual Predator Program.

Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Dennis Cavanaugh said part of the money will be used to arrest and prosecute child predators, which could mean additional manpower. He estimated that about 690 sexual offenders currently live in Lorain County.

“It does afford us some opportunity for some growth in that area,” he said. “Not to put road officers back in, but it would be to enhance our detection, arrest and prosecution.”

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