ANCHORAGE - Authorities in Alaska have launched a weeklong sweep in eight Alaska villages to check on convicted sex offenders to ensure they are compliant with the state sex offender registry.
State Troopers and U.S. marshals are traveling to the villages in the Bethel region to contact individuals who are - or should be - compliant.
Compliance means offenders have signed up on the registry and live at addresses given.
Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters says the effort launched this week also will focus on checking on outstanding warrants as well as drug and alcohol interdictions.
Peters says the villages are not being identified.