Nassau PD Will Check On Sex Offenders On Halloween

MINEOLA, NY (WCBS 880) – The scariest thing about Halloween is the possibility of sex offenders attacking children as they go trick-or-treating in Nassau County, Long Island.

LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reports

That’s why the police department will have extra patrols, and the parole department is looking for all registered sex offenders to put notes on their door that read “Sorry. No Candy Available.”

John Fowle is the director of the probation department and he says even a jack-o-latern on the front porch could be a problem.

“We might take the pumpkin, depending on the circumstances,” Fowle told WCBS 880 reporter Sophia Hall. “We know the offenders. We know the level of threat.”

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  • DavidH

    The danger of registered sex offenders at Halloween has replaced urban myths about poisoned candy and razor blades in apples. In recent years, there have been thousands of such stories. Absent from all of them is mention of any specific instance of when a registered sex offender attacked a trick or treater.

    Also, keep in mind that 95% of those arrested for sex crimes are first time offenders who are not listed on any registry.

  • Richie

    We really need to round the sex offenders together and place them on a secluded island, so we don’t have to ever worry about our kids. Why can’t we do something and fix this problem once and for all.

    • me

      such fear and paranoia. its a myth that s/o’s would be hiding in the bushes waiting to attack. people need to know that 99% of the time its a family member.

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