Halloween sex offender roundup

EFFINGHAM CO., GA (WTOC) - Halloween is the night kids hit the street and some counties aren't taking any chances when it comes to registered sex offenders.

In Effingham County, nearly sixty offenders are required to report to the Sheriff's Office from six to nine on Halloween.

Sheriff McDuffie says it is part of their probation in the county.

He says it puts parents minds at ease.

"They know they are here. They are not out in the public. It's a two way street. They can't be accused of something and they can't be out doing something," Sheriff McDuffie said.

Some of the sex offenders said it was unfair they had to report to the Sheriff's Office while others thought it was a good idea.

Liberty County has a similar program requiring their registered sex offenders to report for Halloween.

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