Operation Squeaky Wheels nets 61 sexual predators, sexual offenders during 5–month long operation | #predators | #childpredators | #kids


The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office, United States Marshal Service, and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement conducted a joint operation over 5 months to verify the compliance of the 580 sexual predators and sexual offenders in Osceola County Florida.

The mission of Squeaky Wheels was to investigate sexual predators and offenders who were not compliant with the 22 conditions of the Florida State Statutes including residency status, internet usage, and employment.

Forty-eight (48) Sexual Offenders and Predators have been arrested for non-compliance with seventy-seven (78) felony charges for failure to register and violation of sexual offender probation. The Law Enforcement Officers involved not only charged the subjects with the failure to register violations, but conducted two hundred eight hours (280) address verifications throughout the county with the assistance of the Kissimmee Police Department, St. Cloud Police Department, and State Probation and Parole.

Osceola County Sheriff Detectives seized twenty-six (26) phones. Search warrants were obtained resulting in additional charges for probation violations and one (1) arrest for six (6) counts of the possession of child pornography.

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office Detectives also assisted the United States Marshal Service with the recovery of a missing juvenile from Virginia and assisted the USMS Fugitive Unit with the apprehension of two homicide suspects.

The operation was successful in assisting the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office in accomplishing and meeting the goals of enforcing state, local, and federal laws for non-compliant sexual offenders/predators, ultimately making Osceola County communities safer.

Please contact the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office Sex Offender Unit at 321-697-4416 or 321-697-4371 for any sexual offender or sexual predator questions or for additional information. You can search your neighborhood for sexual offenders or sexual predators on the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office website; https://www.osceolasheriff.org or Florida Department of Law Enforcement – https://offender.fdle.state.fl.us



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