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Registered Sex Offenders in Indiana Put On Notice Ahead of Halloween

The Indiana Department of Corrections is partnering with local agencies for the 13th Annual "Operation Safe Halloween."

Posted: Oct 30, 2020 9:49 AM
Updated: Oct 30, 2020 1:09 PM

As Hoosier kids go door to door this Halloween, registered sex offenders have been put on notice ensuring they follow strict rules in place.

The Indiana Department of Corrections is partnering with local agencies for the 13th Annual "Operation Safe Halloween."

On Oct. 31, paroled sex offenders in each of the state's ten parole districts will be required to follow special curfews and restrictions during each community's scheduled Trick-or-Treat hours.

Sex offenders will be required to attend a mandatory meeting, turn in safety plans for the evening, or remain home and not pass out candy.

This is the 13th consecutive year of "Operation Safe Halloween" which also requires sex offenders to refrain from displaying Halloween decorations as well as to keep outside lights turned off, which is a universally accepted indication that a household is not participating in trick-or-treat activities.

The map above highlights the number of registered sex offenders living in Evansville.

Law enforcement agencies will be checking up on paroled sex offenders, reminding them of curfews and restrictions during Trick-or-Treating hours.

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