Police raid homes of sex fiends

PUBLISHED: 11:38 06 July 2006 | UPDATED: 10:23 06 May 2010

HOMES of registered sex offenders including one in Stevenage and another in Baldock were raided by police last week. A team of officers carried out a total of seven search warrants at homes across the Herts Police eastern area. The warrants were executed

HOMES of registered sex offenders including one in Stevenage and another in Baldock were raided by police last week.

A team of officers carried out a total of seven search warrants at homes across the Herts Police eastern area.

The warrants were executed using evidence gathered by police and the probation service. They were carried out by the computer crime unit and specialist investigations unit along with officers from Stevenage police station.

The team also seized computer equipment which will undergo further examination.

The Stevenage man was arrested for allegedly making/producing indecent images of a child. He has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

Det Insp David Newsome said: "This was a planned operation aimed at letting sex offenders know that we take our monitoring and supervision role extremely seriously.

"We had concerns about the activity that some of these offenders were involved in and we acted with the probation service to make sure that any crimes that have been committed are dealt with robustly."

He added: "This operation shows that we do actively monitor all registered sex offenders and will continue to take a tough line against anyone thought to be committing this type of crime.


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