VOLUSIA COUNTY, FL – Volusia Sheriff’s detectives are joining state Parole and Probation officers Saturday to ensure local sexual predators and offenders follow the rules during Halloween celebrations. This operation will begin Saturday afternoon and continue through the evening across the county to keep children safe on Halloween.
Detectives from the Sheriff’s Office’s Career Criminal Unit and officers from the state Department of Corrections will conduct these checks and verify the probation status of sexual predators or sexual offenders.
Here are the probation conditions offenders must follow, according to state law (Florida Statutes 948.30):
- The sexual predator/offender may not participate in the holiday celebration by having lights on or decorations which attract or lure children to the home.
- The sexual predator/offender may not participate in the holiday celebration by wearing a costume.
- The sexual predator/offender may not participate in the holiday celebration by giving or handing out candy or toys.
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION: GET ONLY 'FEATURED' STORIES BY EMAIL
Big Tech is using a content filtering system for online censorship. Watch our short video about NewsGuard to learn how they control the narrative for the Lamestream Media and help keep you in the dark. NewsGuard works with Big-Tech to make it harder for you to find certain content they feel is 'missing context' or stories their editors deem "not in your best interest" - regardless of whether they are true and/or factually accurate. They also work with payment processors and ad-networks to cut off revenue streams to publications they rate poorly by their same bias standards. This should be criminal in America. You can bypass this third-world nonsense by signing up for featured stories by email and get the good stuff delivered right to your inbox.
However, sexual offenders and sexual predators who are not currently on probation, conditional release or house arrest may participate in the Halloween festivities, under state law. (F.S. section 943.0435 and section 775.21).
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, safe, social distancing Halloween events are also available. For a list of those events, go to VSO’s Facebook page: facebook.com/VolusiaSheriff/posts/3566289610076882
The Volusia Sheriff’s Office (VSO) encourages families participating in trick-or-treating to research your neighborhoods to locate known residences of sexual predators or offenders living nearby.
To find that information, go online to the VSO’s home page: volusiasheriff.org/resources; you’ll find a section called Sex Offenders with a link to national and state offender registries, as well as Volusia County sex offender and criminal registration information.