JOPLIN, MO.--- Joplin police officers are making sure your kids are safe from sex offenders this Halloween. Tomorrow, Joplin police will be going door to door making sure all registered sex offenders in the city are complying with Missouri law. The law states that on October 31st registered sex offenders are required to avoid all Halloween related contact with children, remain inside their home from five until 10:30 pm, leave the lights off, and post a sign saying "no candy or treats at this residence."
"It's important for our community to make sure that those that are registered sex offenders are complying with the law, and not using this time of year, which is geared toward children, to take advantage of children. So, we want to make sure to hold them accountable and make sure they are doing what they are supposed to be doing," said Lt. Matt Stewart, Joplin Police Department.
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