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Dozens of convicted sex offenders arrested in parole operation

November 1, 2012 |  9:39 pm

Dozens of convicted sex offenders in Southern California were arrested as part of a statewide Halloween parole operation that netted child porn, drugs and weapons, authorities said Thursday.

Parole agents conducted compliance checks with more than 1,700 convicted sex offenders Wednesday night as part of "Operation Boo," the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said.

More than 50 parolees were arrested in Los Angeles and other Southern California counties, where parole agents conducted more than 1,200 searches, according to authorities. More that 80 parolees were arrested statewide.

The annual Halloween enforcement operation has been conducted for nearly two decades, authorities said.

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— Robert J. Lopez

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