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Posted: Wednesday, October 30th 2013 at 1:58pm

Corrections keeping close eye on sex offenders during Trick-or-treat

By Derreck Booth Editor
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GAINESVILLE - As Trick-or-treaters hit the streets Thursday night, many people on the sex offender registry will be elsewhere.

According to Gainesville Police Corporal Kevin Holbrook, Georgia Department of Corrections probation/parole officers are proactive on Halloween.

"They will have these sex offenders report for a number of hours on Halloween, so they are not at their residences while kids are trick-or-treating," Holbrook said.

Regardless of where the offenders are during the annual tradition, Holbrook said there are a couple things parents can do to play it safe.

He said you should always accompany your children to the door when Trick-or-treating, regardless of the child's age.

Holbrook also said you can check the Georgia Bureau of Investigation website.

"They (parents) can look up those that have been incarcerated/arrested for sex offenses," Holbrook said.
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