Posted: Oct 31, 2012 9:30 PM
Updated: Nov 1, 2012 7:36 AM
EDINBURG - Police officers were in full force Wednesday night to enforce a new ordinance. Officers went to homes of registered sex offenders who have to comply with new stipulations on Halloween night.
Each officer was given a packet with different sex offenders and their addresses. More than 100 sex offenders would be visited by police to make sure they were home.
Each sex offender had to stay home, turn off their lights and place a sign that said "No Candy" in front of their homes.
CHANNEL 5 NEWS followed one officer as he made sure sure the registered sex offenders were complying.
The first home we visited was in compliance. Another had the sign and the lights were off, but the registered offender was not home.
"I found out he was not at home. He was actually claiming to be at a relative's house because of an illness. He did arrive within a few minutes of me verifying," said Jessie Moreno, Edinburg police investigator.
A registered sex offender could face a $2,000 fine and possible criminal charges if they do not comply.
There's no word tonight on how many sex offenders were not in compliance with the new law.