IL Attorney General reminds parents to check Illinois sex offender registry before trick-or-treating
(25News Now) - Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raul reminds parents and guardians to check the state’s sex offender registry and with local law enforcement before finalizing Halloween plans.
State law prohibits all sex offenders who have committed a crime against a child from distributing candy, as well as prohibiting them from participating in trick-or-treat events or other Halloween events involving children under 18.
The Illinois sex offender registry can be accessed here.
“While Illinois law prohibits child sex offenders from distributing candy, searching the registry is a quick step that families can take before leaving home to ensure everyone has a happy and safe Halloween,” Raoul said.
Sex offenders on parole, mandatory supervised release and probation may have other conditions imposed upon them to protect the public - such as not having their porch lights on and from leaving their homes, expect for verified work purposes.
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