Curfew for sex offenders on Halloween night

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Parole officers, Duane Johnson and Robin McElwain are not out this Halloween trick or treating, they’re knocking on doors for an entirely different reason. 

“We’ll have approximately 150 cases to see tonight, split between 6 or 7 times,” said Johnson. 

Halloween is the one night of the year that all registered sex offenders must adhere to stricter parole conditions.     

“They’re not permitted to participate in any Halloween activities, so we’ve given them special directions not to do those things and we’ve given them a curfew of 3pm, so they’re not supposed to leave their residence until 7:30am the next morning,” said Johnson.

Halloween activities include: wearing costumes, decorating their houses, or offering candy to trick or treaters. Johnson said those who violate any of these conditions will be taken into custody. 

“I don’t anticipate any problems tonight, but then again you never know, that’s the nature of this business,” said Johnson. 
 

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