DALLAS — ____ ____ maintained a Facebook page presenting himself as a teenage girl. The convicted sex offender was caught with 100,000 child pornography images last year. He was recently sentenced to 13 years in federal prison. ____ ____ was arrested for failing to register as a sex offender until police could get enough evidence to charge him with raping a woman inside a Baylor University Medical Center parking garage. He’s still in jail.
What do these two men have in common? They were captured through the efforts of the Sex Offender Apprehension Program, or SOAP. It’s a squad of six Dallas Police Department detectives monitoring the city’s 4,000 sex offenders.
But starting next week, the squad is being indefinitely disbanded, and those detectives will be assigned to a violent crimes task force numbering in the hundreds. Full Article