Three sex offenders arrested in compliance sweep through Forsyth
Left to right: Vincent Blake Hamilton, Matthew Madden and Patrick McCauley.

Three men were arrested after the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office conducted a 10-person sex offender compliance sweep the first week of May.

Vincent Blake Hamilton, 45, who lives on Bennett Road in Cumming, was arrested for two violations of the sex offender registry – failure to notify the sheriff’s office of change of job status and providing false information to a deputy – and posted an $11,240 bond after his May 4 arrest.

He was originally convicted in November 2014 in Michigan on charges of criminal sexual conduct in the second degree of a child under 13.

Patrick Gordon McCauley Jr., 25, who lives on Monterey Street in north Forsyth, was charged for violating his probation and taken to the Forsyth County Jail, where he is currently being held without bond.

He was originally convicted in May 2012 on a felony charge of statutory rape.

Matthew Madden, 33, a former Cherokee County resident who now lives on Bonneville Road in north Forsyth, was also arrested for parole violation but taken to the Cherokee County Jail, according to Deputy Doug Rainwater, a spokesman for the sheriff’s office.

Madden was convicted in August 2011 for sexual exploitation of children.

“His original sex offender issue was from Cherokee, so when he moved here, he got on our registry,” Rainwater said. “We went to check on him compliance-wise, and he was under the influence of alcohol, which is a [violation].”

Rainwater said the sheriff’s office compliance checks, which include searching a registered offender’s home, are conducted regularly with the county’s Department of Community Supervision and did not stem from any specific information regarding the men not complying.

“We keep tabs on all [118] sex offenders in the county,” he said. “[Being arrested] definitely doesn’t mean they went back out and committed the same crime again. There are just rules and regulations you’re under when you’re on the registry, and we want to make sure you’re in compliance with them.”