Neighbors Help Catch Alleged Non-Compliant Sex Offender

Reported by: Ellen Bryan
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Updated: 10/10/2013 11:48 pm

The Boyle County Sheriff’s Office said neighbors rallied to help police catch a wanted sex offender.

People living at Long Run Community Apartments in Danville barricaded Edwin Riley, 36, in an apartment early this morning.

Boyle County Sheriff Marty Elliott said Riley is a non-compliant sex offender who was convicted of raping a 14-year-old girl. Riley is also a suspect in nearly 50 area burglaries.

Elliott said the Boyle County Sheriff’s Office was looking for Riley using their new program that’s cracking down on sex offenders.

The Sheriff’s Office works with a school resource officer and the media to get the word out about non-compliant sex offenders.

“To me there's nothing more detrimental to a child than to take their innocence from them,” Elliott said.

According to the Elliott, the U.S. Marshals Service is calling this a one-of-a-kind program.

“They came down, looked at our program, spent a couple hours with us,” Elliott said about the U.S. Marshals visit. “And told us that as far as they know, there's no other program like this in the United States.”

Elliott said U.S. Marshals are planning on taking this program template to Washington D.C.

The Sheriff’s Office also said since they started this program, they’ve arrested four non-compliant sex offenders and four others moved out of the county.

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