• Iredell Co. detective: More help needed tracking sex offenders


    IREDELL COUNTY, N.C. - An Iredell County investigator who is in charge of keeping sex offenders away from children told Channel 9 that he needs more help.

    In North Carolina, sex offenders convicted of the most serious offenses have to wear an ankle bracelet. State officers monitor offenders on probation or parole 24 hours a day.

    But Detective Tim Edwards said he would like to see more of them tracked 24 hours a day.

    “Most of them realize you have that ankle bracelet on your ankle, you're going to be tracked everywhere you go,” Edwards said.

    In a statement, the Department of Public Safety said, "The cost to monitor all sex offenders statewide would be incredible -- and our laws do not provide for that."

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