Gerald Black, an agent with the South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole, and Pardon told CNN that at five PM tonight, all registered sex offenders are to report at the office at five. They are to remain from five to ten-thirty at night to protect the children at night from all sorts of sexual predators. Roanoke, Virginia has done the same thing as well.
Still, it’s being debated if authorities need to impose these restrictions as they are not being imposed everywhere.
The California Department of Correction and Rehabilitation states that all agents will be out in force checking on all registered sex offenders to make sure they stay behind locked doors and in dark houses. They are making sure that they do not get into contact with the children.
While sex offenders in South Carolina stay from five to ten-thirty, those in California must stay from five to five. Deputies in Texas have constantly checked the homes of registered sex offenders for Halloween decorations. Violators will be arrested. They explain that probation officers will be with them. Violators will either have a citation or a revoked probation.
In New York, sex offenders have a 3PM-6AM curfew with phone calls and visits from parole officers.
In Maryland, sex offenders will have to post signs saying that they do not have candy.
Eleven sex offenders were arrested in Wisconsin on violations of probation and parole after a sweep of a hundred homes. One was arrested for having a candy dish and children’s toys which is a direct violation.