Sex offenders face Halloween curfew again in South Carolina

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina is again requiring registered sex offenders to turn off their lights and not answer the door for trick-or-treaters on Halloween.

The state Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services said all people on the sex offender registry are on curfew starting at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

They cannot have their outside lights on or answer the door for children looking for candy. They also will break their probation if they host or go to a Halloween party or carnival, the agency said in a statement.

The agency will have agents checking on registered offenders to make sure they are following the rules.

Some counties require all sex offenders to go to a central location for four hours on Halloween.

The State Law Enforcement Division’s website includes the sex offender registry for South Carolina.

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