In Lowndes County there are 268 registered sex offenders. A total of 403 verifications were performed during the week long effort. The number of verifications exceeds the number of registrants due to most persons being verified a second time to assure they were not participating in Trick or Treating activities on Saturday evening.
In Lowndes County, seven registrants where found to not be living at their registered address, and they are going to be arrested. On Halloween evening, three people were arrested after they were found participating in Trick or Treating.
"The Sheriff's Office takes the tracking of sex offenders very seriously. In addition to our monthly verifications, we intend to make this a re-occurring event around Halloween each year. We have to assure the safety of our children" said Sheriff Chris Prine.
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