Police urge awareness of sex offenders on Halloween

Police around the state are closely watching sex offenders who live in neighborhoods populated with children this Halloween, and they want parents to be aware of the safety issue.

News 12 Connecticut spoke with one of Fairfield?s 11 registered sex offenders. He says he plans on handing out candy to children for the holiday, but maintains he is not dangerous. He says he does not want people to be afraid of him.

Fairfield Police Chief Gary McNamara points out neighborhood sex offenders are easy to find and avoid, because they are registered. McNamara says parents should utilize the state?s registered sex-offender Web site and take precautions accordingly.

The state?s probation department does crack down on high-risk registered sex offenders and often place restrictions on them for Halloween.

Fairfield police say they have never had an incident related to a child visiting a registered sex offender?s house on Halloween.

Related Information:Department of Public Safety- Sex offender information

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