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Stormy Forecast Prompts Halloween Changes -- and Precautions

Sex offenders are under orders to steer clear of trick-or-treaters

10/30/2013

Indiana's parole division is taking its usual Halloween precautions with sex offenders away from trick-or-treaters. But a foul weather forecast is prompting some last-minute changes.

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Paroled sex offenders are required to turn their lights off on Halloween night, and post a sign saying "no trick-or-treating." They aren't even allowed to put up decorations. But several central Indiana cities have put off trick-or-treating till Friday because of storms in the forecast. Department of Correction spokesman Douglas Garrison says the department will call an audible and order lights out Friday for offenders in those cities.

Garrison says sex offenders are under tight supervision and will get the message, despite the late notice.

In Indianapolis, offenders aren't even allowed to be home -- they're required to attend a mandatory meeting at the State Police post during trick-or-treat hours. With Indy joining surrounding cities in postponing festivities, that meeting has been pushed back to Friday as well.

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