More than 5,000 sexual and violent offenders live in the state of Montana, with Halloween approaching, some parents wonder if those individuals are allowed to answer the door when trick-or-treaters come knocking.
ABC 5 Found out how to avoid dangerous neighborhoods and how to keep your trick-or-treaters safe.
Missoula Police Detectives say currently here is no state law preventing sexual and violent offenders from coming in contact with children on Halloween.
"I definitely think something should be done about that--it doesn't seem right that they can just open their doors,” says a local mother.
- Yeah, God forbid something happens, like they walk outside! Oh the horror!
Jennifer Fredette has four kids and three will trick-or-treat this year. Fredette says she and her husband always plan out a route and her entire family travels in a big group.