Jackson County sex offenders checked for Halloween compliance

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jackson County Sheriff's deputies spent their Halloween protecting trick-or-treaters from sex offenders.

It's all part of Operation Light's Out, where deputies go door-to-door to make sure registered offenders are complying with Missouri laws.

According to the Sheriff's Office, sex offenders must stay inside their homes between 5 and 10:30 p.m. and post a sign on their door that says, "No candy or treats at this residence."

"Their convictions involve crimes with children of a young age," Sgt. Arnold Wilson said. "We just try to make sure that these particular people are not in contact with children."

Sex offenders who violate Halloween laws could get a warning, a violation or even jail time.

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