34 arrested in child support roundup by authorities


POSTED: Friday, April 12, 2013 - 12:06pm

UPDATED: Saturday, April 13, 2013 - 12:16pm

The Cameron County Sheriff's Department has made 34 arrests of parents who violated court orders requiring them to pay child support.

The arrest happened during the second week of April and targeted parents wanted for contempt of court for failure to pay child support.

Two teams of sheriff deputies were dispatched to locate and arrest the noncomplying parents at their homes with Child Support Division investigators aided the deputies.

Delinquent parents arrested on civil warrants face up to six months in jail. Cash bonds posted by delinquent parents seeking release from jail are paid to the custodial parents and children who are owed back child support.


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