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Georgia sheriff places Trick-or-Treat warning signs in yards of sex offenders

Posted: 8:28 AM, Oct 30, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-30 09:28:56-04

A sheriff’s office in Georgia says they are taking child safety very seriously this Halloween by placing warning signs in the yards of registered sex offenders.

The Butts County Sheriff’s Office alerted residents via their Facebook Page that the signs have been placed to notify parents and trick-or-treaters that they should avoid those homes. The Sheriff says in the post that he expects neighborhoods to be active with children trick-or-treating this year.

Displayed on the signs are red stop signs and a warning sign with the text, “No Trick-or-Treat at this address.”

Trick-or-Treat warning sign
Trick-or-Treat warning sign courtesy Butts County Sheriff’s Office / Facebook 

State law in Georgia prohibits registered sex offenders from taking part in Halloween including decorating their property.

The post goes on to say that the signs were placed in accordance with the Georgia law O.C.G.A. 42-1-12-i(5) which states the Sheriff shall inform the public of the presence of sexual offenders in each community.