110 California Sex Offenders Arrested in Halloween Sweep

The number of people arrested represented about 9 percent of the 1,252 parolees contacted statewide during 'Operation Boo'

California corrections officials say they arrested 110 sex offender parolees during an annual Halloween sweep designed to keep the offenders from contacting children or engaging in other Halloween activities.

That's about 9 percent of the 1,252 parolees contacted statewide Wednesday.

Officials said Thursday that eight parolees face new charges while the rest allegedly violated conditions of their parole.

Thirty offenders were found with pornography, including two with child porn. Thirty-one had narcotics, drug paraphernalia or violated other parole conditions. Thirteen were found with weapons.

It's the 25th year for the Halloween sweeps dubbed "Operation Boo."

Officials say hundreds of parole agents and local law enforcement officers participated in the crackdown involving searches and compliance checks on sex offender parolees.

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