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What Sex Offenders are Told to do on Halloween

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TRI-CITIES, Wash-- One topic that comes up each halloween is what are convicted sex offenders supposed to do about trick or treaters. When you are out trick or treating with your kids it's good to be mindful that there are sex offenders out there. 

KNDU talked to the Department of Corrections Wednesday. They say that monitored sex offenders have been told to not take part in any halloween activities. 

That includes answering the door and giving out candy to children. Last week, some correction officers did sex offender checks at night. The officers verbally told them not to open their doors on halloween.
Monitored offenders are given polygraph tests to see if they've had any violations.

"We supervise the sex offenders no different on halloween than what we do everyday of the year. They've got certain conditions that they have to meet," said Ross Esparza, Corrections Officer.

The majority of sex offenders are not monitored because they have served their time. Instead a police officer is assigned to watch them.