FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 1, 2018
SPD Finds 11 Violations During Halloween Compliance Checks
On Wednesday, October 31 (Halloween Night), Springfield Police Officers conducted checks of approximately 200 addresses of registered sex offenders for compliance with the state Halloween Sex Offender Statute. Officers located 11 violations but did not make any arrests. All violations will be presented to the Greene County Prosecutor's Office.
Any person required to register as a sexual offender under sections 589.400 to 589.425 shall be required on October thirty-first of each year to:
- Avoid all Halloween-related contact with children
- Remain inside his or her residence between the hours of 5 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. unless required to be elsewhere for just cause, including but not limited to employment or medical emergencies
- Post a sign at his or her residence stating, "No candy or treats at this residence"
- Leave all outside residential lighting off during the evening hours after 5 p.m.
Any person required to register as a sexual offender under sections 589.400 to 589.425 who violates the provisions of subsection 1 of this section shall be guilty of a class A misdemeanor.
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Media Contact: PAO Jasmine Bailey