Sex offenders can’t give out candy on Halloween in SC

October 27, 2019 GMT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina is again requiring all sex offenders to stay inside with their outside lights off and not give out trick-or-treat candy on Halloween.

Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services spokesman Pete O’Boyle said the requirement to stay inside runs from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. statewide on Oct. 31.

O’Boyle says some counties will require all sex offenders to go to a central location to be supervised for several hours on Halloween.

O’Boyle said in a statement that agents will be checking on offenders in all 46 South Carolina counties. Last year, agents checked more than 350 homes and made more than 150 phone calls.