Sirens & Gavels

Cuts could end sex offender task force

Spokane County sheriff’s Deputy Damon Simmons spends much of his time hunting for online sexual predators with the Spokane County Child Sexual Predator Task Force.

But Simmons’ time with the task force may be running out.

The task force, which focuses on finding new online offenders and managing known offenders, was created in 2008 with a nearly $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice.

The money for his position runs out in a few weeks. Faced with budget cuts, it’s a position the department may not be able to keep.

Read the rest of Chelsea Bannach's story here.




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