Every Halloween, parents must consider a long list of safety tips for trick or treating, but there are a few that probably get overlooked, and one state agency wants to raise awareness about them.
For the last 22 years, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has been imposing special parole conditions on known sex offenders on Halloween.
Transient sex offenders must report to selected centers, where they will be watched between the hours of 5 p.m. and 10 p.m., when children will be out collecting candy.
“That’s only about 4% of the total sex-offender population in the state,” the statement read. “Awareness can go a long way in helping keep children safe -- not just on Halloween, but all the time."
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