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Rape victim: Check sex registry before Halloween

8:52 PM, Oct 29, 2013   |    comments
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GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- There's a number of tips to keep your trick-or-treaters safe this Halloween. But one you might not have thought of: Check the sex registry for offenders in your neighborhood.

There's rules for registered sex offenders to follow on Halloween. Michigan State Police say they have had offenders on parole in the past handing out candy to kids, though no crimes were committed.

There's a way to stay extra safe in your neighborhood on Thursday night by using an app or checking the http://www.mipsor.state.mi.us/ or downloading one smartphone app, Life 360.

Michigan State Police says it might not offer the most real time data that the state website does, but says it would still be useful for parents.

Michigan law does not have as strict of laws as those in other states. Michigan registered sex offenders on parole or probation cannot turn their porch light on, answer the door, or be in proximity of children. That means they definitely cannot hand out candy.

GRPD says they will have extra parole officers out on the streets.

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