More than 1,100 people wanted in connection with sex crimes were arrested last week, part of a weeklong national sweep that netted 9,037 fugitives. Some 2,100 federal, state, and local police officers participated in the 27-state dragnet. In Victorville, Calif., police arrested William Wisham, a convicted sex offender who failed to register with local authorities when he moved to a motel there. When police raided his room, they found child pornography, letters to children, and candy. The Justice Department said the operation resulted in the largest number of fugitives ever arrested in a single roundup, though the total represented just a fraction of outstanding warrants. The operation, said Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, “targeted the worst of the worst.”
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