Spreading fear instead of facts, as usual, and she is an Attorney General? She should be educating people on speeders, DUI offenders, and kids running out in the street, since that is mostly how kids are harmed on Halloween, instead she picks the modern day scapegoat, sex offenders. Like I've said a million times, not a single child has been harmed on this night by a known or unknown sex offender, ever! Well, I stand corrected, only one since 1973, but not by a sex offender.
By Lisa Madigan
Parents Should Check Sex Offender Registry to Plan Halloween Routes
As Halloween approaches, Attorney General Lisa Madigan today reminded families to “know their neighborhood” and check the online sex offender registry when planning their trick-or-treat routes. The Attorney General also issued a 10-question quiz designed to generate discussion about keeping kids safe during this time of year.
“A majority of sex offenders commit their heinous crimes against children. I can’t stress how important it is, especially during this time of year, for parents to take advantage of the online registry,” Madigan said.
- Do you have facts to back that statement up? And how many kids have ever been harmed by a sex offender on Halloween?
Illinois law prohibits sex offenders on parole, mandatory supervised release or probation from distributing candy or other items to children on Halloween.
- Correct, those off paper can go ad do whatever they want.
Parents and families can visit the Illinois Sex Offender Registry at _____ or call the Illinois Sex Offender Registry Team’s (ISORT) Hotline at _____. The Sex Offender Registry website is administered by the Illinois State Police.
A total of 25,246 sex offenders are currently listed on the Illinois Sex Offender Registry, of which 20,381, or almost 81 percent, committed a crime against a child.
In advance of Halloween, Madigan’s office also distributed 1,500 posters about the sex offender registry to local park districts, Secretary of State facilities, and Chicago and university police departments.