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Effingham Co. Sheriff’s Office to round up sex offenders on Halloween night

Fort Benning residents will observe Halloween this Thursday, October 31st from 6:00 p.m. to 8...
Fort Benning residents will observe Halloween this Thursday, October 31st from 6:00 p.m. to 8 p.m.((Source: Pixabay.com))
Updated: Oct. 30, 2019 at 7:47 PM EDT
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EFFINGHAM COUNTY, Ga. (WTOC) - The Effingham County Sheriff’s Office will conduct its annual round up of convicted sex offenders on Halloween night.

The sheriff’s office will house the offenders from 6 to 9 p.m. It will also dispatch extra patrols to neighborhoods.

According to a news release from the sheriff’s office, Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie believes this policy helps prevent sex offenders from re-offending, being accused of wrongdoing and gives peace of mind to parents.

There are 96 registered sex offenders who live in Effingham County, according to the sheriff’s office. Approximately 34 are on probation or parole.

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