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Arrests made in sweep of fugitive sex offenders in Indianapolis

Three of the arrests are people classified as sexually violent predators.

INDIANAPOLIS — The Marion County Sheriff's Office and United States Marshal Service arrested eight people in a sweep looking for fugitive sex offenders. Charges against them range from the promotion of human trafficking to failure to register as a sex offender. Three of the arrests are people classified as sexually violent predators.

“Marion County is safer today than it was yesterday thanks to the hard work of our Sheriff’s Deputies and our partners at the United States Marshal Service. Several dangerous sex offenders were removed from our streets, some of whom will likely remain in prison for several years,” said Sheriff Kerry Forestal.

Officers made the following arrests:

  • Eric Thompson - Promotion of human trafficking of a minor (a Level 3 felony), sexual misconduct with a minor (a Level 4 felony), and two counts of promoting prostitution (Level 5 felonies)
  • Charles Day - Failure to register as a sexual or violent offender with a prior conviction (a Level 5 felony)
  • Marcellus Evans - Failure to register as a sexual or violent offender with a prior conviction (a Level 5 felony)
  • Brett Hill - Failure to register as a sexual or violent offender with a prior conviction (a Level 5 felony)
  • Reginald Smith - Failure to register as a sexual or violent offender with a prior conviction (a Level 5 felony)
  • David Burroff II (no mug shot currently available) - Failure to register as a sexual or violent offender (a Level 6 felony)
  • Terry Davis - Failure to register as a sexual or violent offender (a Level 6 Felony)
  • Andre Veal - Failure to register as a sexual or violent offender (a Level 6 felony)

Currently, of the 1,800 sex offenders living in Marion County, 43 percent committed their crimes outside of Marion County. The sheriff's office said that is up from 39 percent in 2018.

Indiana House Bill 1556, which would create the option of a local board to determine residency requirements for sex offenders and help prevent out-of-county or out-of-state sex offenders from establishing residency in Indianapolis. 

"We have to close this loophole that allows individuals to move solely for the purpose of evading the deputies back home," said State Rep. Mitch Gore (D- Indianapolis).

"I would like to restrict the fact that they cannot locate here to Marion County." said Forestal. "They need to spend their time, whatever time that is determined by the General Assembly in their county of origination so they can move back

 

    

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