Sheriffs' Association questions validity of state audit on sex offender registration

In early October, Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway sent out a press release regarding an audit report, with the startling headline, “Local law enforcement can’t locate more than 1,200 registered sex offenders.” The Missouri Sheriffs’ Association was quick to fire back with its own press release alleging that Galloway “published false assertions in her official report regarding the oversight and control of the Missouri Sex offender registry program that incorrectly placed law enforcement in a negative light.” In Crawford County, Sheriff Darin Layman reported that there are currently 100 registered sex offenders in Crawford County, and out of that number, only one was non-compliant and was currently under investigation, as he was believed to be registered in another state. 

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