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10/14/2014

Halloween Law Now Applies to ALL Registered Sex Offenders

 photo courtesy of Ponsulak and Freedigitalphotos.net

(photo courtesy of ponsulak and freedigitalphotos.net)

 

Missouri Supreme Court has ruled the Missouri Revised Statutes 589.426 applies equally to all registered sex offenders with the key being regardless of the date of their conviction.

Previously only sex offenders only convicted after August 28, 2008 when that statute was enacted had to abide by this law which is commonly referred to as the Halloween Law.

This week Sheriff Cox is mailing letters to each registered sex offender advising them of this change and placing everyone on notice the LCSO will be conducting compliance checks on Halloween.

We ask if you notice any violations to please report those to this office or your nearest law enforcement organization.

Thank you,

Steve Cox


Halloween, restrictions on conduct--violations, penalty.

589.426. 1. Any person required to register as a sexual offender under sections 589.400 to 589.425 shall be required on October thirty-first of each year to:

(1) Avoid all Halloween-related contact with children;

(2) Remain inside his or her residence between the hours of 5 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. unless required to be elsewhere for just cause, including but not limited to employment or medical emergencies;

(3) Post a sign at his or her residence stating, "No candy or treats at this residence"; and

(4) Leave all outside residential lighting off during the evening hours after 5 p.m.

2. Any person required to register as a sexual offender under sections 589.400 to 589.425 who violates the provisions of subsection 1 of this section shall be guilty of a class A misdemeanor.

 

 

 

 

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