Montville has 36 registered sex offenders.
The state Department of Corrections has provided a statement about keeping kids safe from predators during Halloween.
This is the statement from Department of Corrections:
The requirement that they have no contact with minors is being strictly enforced with the sex offenders under the supervision of the Connecticut Department of Correction, Parole and Community Services Division during Halloween festivities.
The restriction has been reinforced by parole officers, sex offender treatment providers and Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Services victim advocates in the weeks leading up to the annual event. Additionally, sex offenders are being directed to keep their outside lights off and refrain from answering the door for trick- or- treaters.
“We have made it very clear to the sex offenders under our supervision what is expected of them on this night and throughout the year,” said Commissioner Leo C. Arnone of the Connecticut Department of Correction. “We will be out insuring they comply, and if not we will take swift action to return them to custody.”
To insure compliance, parole officers from the Special Management Unit will conduct surveillance and unannounced home visits on offenders throughout the state to monitor the restrictions. The Special Management Unit oversees approximately 100 sex offenders who are in the community either on parole or special parole.
Failure to abide by the Halloween restrictions can result in the offender being immediately remanded to prison. All of the offenders have a year round requirement that they have no contact with minors.