ADA, Okla. (KTEN) — The district attorney for Pontotoc County is launching a registered sex offender enforcement initiative.

The aim is to make sure convicted offenders are living at their registered addresses and following probation rules.

According to federal records, there are 49 registered sex offenders within a three-mile radius of downtown Ada.

A map shows registered sex offenders in Pontotoc County.


District Attorney Erik Johnson said the  program will create an organized process between his office and law enforcement agencies to verify that sex offenders are abiding by rules and conditions.

Some of those rules include restrictions on internet access and prohibitions about having a child in the home.

If a person is found to have failed to register as a sex offender or abide by registry rules, charges will be filed that could result in a five-year prison term.

"Having an organized process in the evenings — when we know offenders should be home to go to their homes — it will be law enforcement going in pairs with our investigator," Johnson said. "We received some additional funding to my office that is going to allow my office to pay law enforcement overtime to do this very important task."