I was a little surprised to see a short blurb in the local newspaper here in Ga. Most of the counties have adopted a law stating that registered sex offenders have to come to the jail during the hours of the Halloween festivities (for my town its tonight from 6 to 8 pm). They have to stay there during that time and will be able to go home afterward.
It does not say that they will be locked up, and although I know most parents will feel safer for the kids to trick or treat if the sex offenders are off the street, it just doesn't feel right to me. Any thoughts?
Answer by sopranomommy at 5:32 PM on Oct. 30, 2010
I actually just did a blog piece about checking Megan's Law, and had a commenter show up and complain that NO child EVER got molested on Halloween. (I don't believe that for one minute.) and I just clicked on his profile and found there are a LOT of complaints about how sex offenders are treated.
In some cases, I can see their point... a 19 year old who dates a willing 16 year old should not be labeled sex offender for life and escorted off to jail for trick or treat. However, a pedophile? absolutely.
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