Paroled sex offenders in Johnson County in training on Halloween night

OLATHE, Kan. - Paroled sex offenders in Johnson County won't be giving out candy or participating in any other trick-or-treat activities on Halloween night.

Instead, they will spend three hours, from 6 to 9 p.m., at required training sessions put on by Johnson County Court Services, according to a county news release.

The training sessions serve two purposes; keeping sex offenders off the streets and getting them treatment.

"Safety is our top priority and that means requiring offenders to participate in activities that keep them away from temptation on Halloween night while helping them accomplish their rehabilitation goals,'' Lisa Fleming with Johnson County Court Services said in the release.

This marks the fifth year of the program. Offenders who don't participate in the classes will have their parole revoked.

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