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Halloween Sex Offender Law

DANVILLE --  You can find out how close a sex offender is living to you by  looking them up online but now a new law is making it harder for offenders to interact with kids.

The law took effect on the first of the year and prohibits child sex offenders from participating in holiday events with anyone under 18 years of age.

That includes distributing candy on Halloween.

While it is illegal for offenders to partake, authorities still urge parents and children to stay watchful and report any inappropriate activity.

Authorities say offenders must stay in their home during Halloween hours and post a sign saying no candy here.

Their porch light also has to stay off.

This same law makes it illegal for a sex offender to work as Santa or the Easter bunny.
ABC NewsChannel 15's Heather Good Reports