While everyone is gearing up for Halloween, the Effingham County Sheriff's Office is doing its part to keep registered sex offenders at a safe distance.
The Georgia Department of Community Supervision requires all registered sex offenders on probation and parole to report to the Sheriff's Office between 6 and 9 p.m. on Halloween night.
The Effingham County Sheriff’s Office has been requiring sex offenders to report to the office for the past several years. This approach helps in two ways -- it keeps sex offenders from re-offending and also assures they will not be accused of wrongdoing.
There are around 100 registered sex offenders in Effingham County, according to Sheriff’s spokeswoman Gena Bilbo.