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Registered SC sex offenders to have Halloween curfew

(Columbia) October 13, 2006 - For the second year in a row, registered sex offenders in South Carolina are being told they have to stay in on Halloween night.

The Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon services says it will enforce a curfew on all 1,300 sex offenders on probation or parole in the state.

The parole board created the curfew last year and decided it enhanced public safety enough to bring it back this year.

Under the rule, offenders must be off the streets from 5pm to midnight, must keep their outside lights off and can't answer the door or give out candy.

On Halloween night, parole officers across the state will focus their efforts on the homes of offenders convicted of child crimes.

They will drive by the homes and perform spot checks to make sure no one is breaking the curfew.

Those who do could go back to jail.

Last year nine people in South Carolina were arrested for violations.

Posted 1:36pm by Bryce Mursch

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