Law Enforcement To Monitor Sex Offenders For Halloween

October 31, 2015

State probation officers and local police will take steps to try to prevent sex offenders from taking part in Halloween-related activities involving children, the Florida Department of Corrections said. The steps will target sex offenders who are on felony probation.

The department said in a news release that probation officers will contact sex offenders and conduct surveillance during hours when trick-or-treating occurs.

It also said the effort will include probation officers making surprise visits and driving by residences.

The department said sex offenders under supervision have been told, in part, to not give out treats, to turn off porch lights, to not answer doors for trick-or-treaters and to not attend Halloween parties that include children.


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