(Washington Free Beacon) The Department of Justice (DOJ) protected 58 sex offenders, including convicted child rapists, in its witness protection program, according to an audit by the agency’s Office of Inspector General (OIG).
Until 2012, the U.S. Marshals Service, which administers the Federal Witness Security (WITSEC) Program, had no idea how many sex offenders it had admitted into the program.
By July 2014, the DOJ identified 58 individuals, who “at some point in time, had been admitted into the WITSEC Program.” Participants in the program are given a new identity, place to live, and a government stipend for 18 months.
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