ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Georgia sex offenders are ordered to not participate in any Halloween events, and to stay away from all Trick or Treaters.
Law enforcement officers including state parole and probation officers will be doing increased supervision on all Georgia sex offenders to protect children.
Dawn to dusk curfews are now in place for all sex offenders on parole or probation across the state. Dozens of sex offenders from eight counties around Albany have been ordered to report to a central location in Albany tonight at 6, where they will stay until 9 pm tonight. They will be under supervision by law enforcement officers. All other sex offenders are ordered to stay in their homes, with no contact of any trick or treaters.
"No lights on. Making sure they don't approach any type of Halloween activities at all. And basically they are being told they have to stay put where they are. Whether that be at home or wherever the case maybe," Chief Kelvin Hawkins, Georgia Chief Parole Officer.
Deputies with the Dougherty and Lee County Sheriff's Office along with parole and probation officers, will be on patrol tonight, checking sex offender's homes to make sure they are complying with their curfew. Residence searches will also be conducted
Families can check the Georgia sex offender registry through a link at our website, or most Sheriff's Offices websites have pictures of sex offenders and their home addresses on their web site, so you can check your neighborhood.