by Nick Delgado
Guam - Several federal and local law enforcement authorities conducted Operation SCRAM (Sex Offender Compliance Registration and Monitoring.) this week. The U.S. Marshals, the U.S. Attorney's Office, and the Judiciary's Marshals and Probation Division checked approximately 154 registered sex offenders on Guam.
U.S. Marshals Senior Inspector John Untalan says out of that number, 52 fugitives were found to be breaking the rules. "At this point they either moved from their location and failed to update, they moved to off-island locations that we have yet to determine," he explained.
A $6,000 grant allowed those involved with Operation SCRAM to go house-to-house. U.S. Attorney for Guam and the CNMI Alicia Limtiaco said, "It talks about the importance of the ensuring the safety and protections of our children from online solicitation, from child sex tourism, from ensuring that any type of dangers that might come from technology facilitated criminal activity are all being aggressively pursued at all levels by law enforcement."
Operation SCRAM will continue throughout the year. During the operation they were also able to arrest two fugitives who had active warrants.