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Sex offender curfew for Halloween night

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CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Some convicted child sex offenders will be subject to a curfew on Halloween night.

The South Carolina Department of Probation and Parole will go door to door in all counties to make sure sex offenders are home during the curfew.

 "Sex offenders are a high profile population and the public expects a higher level of compliance to keep the community safe," said Mitchell Ray, agent in charge of the Charleston County Probation and Parole office.

Ten probation and parole agents from Mitchell's office will hit the streets Sunday night and visit 55 sex offenders in Charleston County to make sure they are obeying a Halloween curfew.

"We want to make sure we focus our attention on the defendants that need the most attention," said Ray.

The agents will do that by going right up to the sex offender's door to make sure they are obeying the curfew.

The sex offenders have to be home from 5-9 p.m.

Their porch light has to be off.

The sex offenders are not allowed to hand out candy or have Halloween parties, and they can't have any contact with children.

"Most of these sex offenders are quite compliant when it comes to staying home during the curfew," said Ray. "It protects them as well because when we know where they are, people can't say they're out messing with someone they're not supposed to."

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