Keeping an Eye on Child Predators on Halloween

By: Nick LaFave
By: Nick LaFave

Parole officers usually work to keep registered pedophiles away from kids, but during Halloween they'll be working to keep the kids away from the pedophiles.

Ingham County parole officers have instructed paroled and probated child sex offenders not to give out candy on Halloween. Further, they are instructed to turn out their front porch lights, act as if they're not home and leave trick-or-treaters alone. Parole officers will be making checks on these individuals to make sure they are meeting those requirements.

Washtenaw County is taking it a step further, taking probated pedophiles out of their homes and putting them in a secure location to monitor them personally.

The two programs have been developed within in the last two weeks. Spokesman for the Michigan Department of Corrections, Leo Lalonde, says they may lead to a larger, possibly statewide program next year.

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