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Muscogee Co. Sheriff’s office keeping close tabs on sex offenders Halloween night

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Halloween is just a few daysaway, and the scariest thing for parents is making sure their children aresafe.

There are no tricks ortreats when it comes to safety on Halloween, and with close to 400 registeredsex offenders in Muscogee County, parents have a lot of reasons to beconcerned.

Fear not parents, theMuscogee County Sheriff's office is doing their part to help keep kids safe.All paroled registered sex offenders will have to report to their paroleofficers on Halloween during peak trick or treating hours and deputies will bechecking on the non-paroled sex offenders to ensure they're not participating.

Last year, the Sheriff'soffice announced they would be using iPads to be more efficient and save time.

Parents can also beproactive by going to sex offender registry websites. Many allow you to type inyour street, city, state and zip code to find out where the sex offenders inyour area live. This helps parents be on their guard or have their childrenavoid those areas altogether.

Visit this link to enteryour area to locate sex offenders in your area. 

The MuscogeeCounty Sheriff's Department will release additional information Wednesday aboutthe round-up, and Russell County also announced that they'll have a sexoffender round-up.

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