West Virginia State troopers are not meeting the requirements of a federal law, taking part in a national program to track sex offenders, and they attribute the reason to cost.
The Division of Justice and Community Services in West Virginia reports the state would lose about $60,000 a year in grants and that the program would cost at least $500,000 dollars a year.
Despite that troopers are still doing everything they can.
Sgt. Michael Baylous of the West Virginia State Police say they place a lot of resources into tracking these offenders
Despite not participating in the national program, state police have the crimes against children unit and the Internet crimes against children task force.
Citizens can log onto www.statepolice.wv.gov to track down if a sex offender lives anywhere near them.
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