Corin Kuss and her kids plan to trick-or-treat on Halloween.
According to Kuss, because her children are young, it’s an activity they all do together.
“Once they start getting older, 8 or 9 or 10, you let them go alone,” she said. “And they don’t know the dangers, so you try to keep them in the right neighborhood or away from certain houses.”
Kuss noted that in today’s society, you don’t always know who your neighbors are.
“I think that people should be more aware that there are sex offenders around.”
In South Carolina, the state has set curfews for registered sex offenders on Halloween night.
In Greenville County, sex offenders on probation, parole or any other release program are ordered to go to an undisclosed holding area from 5:30pm to 9pm.
About 80 convicted sex offenders are scheduled to attend Wednesday night, where they will go through a counseling seminar until their curfew is up.
“It does make parents feel better about letting their kids go out into the communities and enjoy Halloween,” said Chad Gambrell, agent in charge at the Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services.
Gambrell added that counties like Anderson and Laurens follow suit with Greenville County, while others send agents to the sex offenders home during the curfew hours to make sure lights are out and candy is not being handed out.
Registered sex offenders that have done their time are left alone.
The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office posted a warning to parents about checking the registry on Monday.
To check your neighborhood on the sex offender registry, click here: http://scor.sled.sc.gov/ConditionsOfUse.Aspx