GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office is urging parents to check the state’s sex offender registry before trick-or-treating with their kids.
Even though researchers report most sex crimes against children are committed by people they know, deputies still want parents to know the neighborhood they’ll be trick-or-treating.
There’s no specific laws in our state banning sex offenders from participating in Halloween though some offenders on probation may have restrictions.
Pitt County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Eric Todd” said parents should call their local police or sheriff’s office to find out more about nearby neighborhoods.
He said there’s really no desperate need for specific Halloween sex offender laws.
“Social media, that’s getting so so much being in use,” Lt. Todd said. “That I think is kind of probably helping.”
Lieutenant Todd said they plan for you to see a lot more deputies out while you’re trick-or-treating.
The North Carolina Sex Offender Registry can be found here.
The Pity County Sheriff’s Office can be reached at 252-902-2800.