Sex offenders required to turn lights off, follow certain restrictions on Halloween
Halloween is just a few days away, and while some families are preparing to take their children trick-or-treating, law enforcement officials are taking proactive steps to help keep everyone safe.
While Halloween decorations and well-lit homes are inviting, local police are reminding registered sex offenders to leave their lights off and doors shut on Oct. 31.
Under Texas statute, sex offenses are a serious crime, and being a registered sex offender can last decades in many cases or even longer.
While some kids go door to door for Halloween candy, Hidalgo County District Attorney Ricardo Rodriguez says most sex offenders must adhere to certain restrictions.
"Turn off their lights in their home," Rodriguez said. "They are prohibited [from passing] out candy and prohibited to participate in activities involving minors, and they must be home at a specific designated time."
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