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Police crack down on sex offenders for Halloween

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MILWAUKEE (WSAU-Wheeler News)   Halloween is already over in Milwaukee County -- and just over a dozen sex offenders were arrested over the weekend for inviting kids to their homes for trick-or-treating.

The sheriff's department in Wisconsin's most populated county was on the prowl along with the ghosts-and-goblins. Officers checked on 200 sex offenders to make sure they did not have porch-lights on, or had Halloween decorations or candy in sight of their doors or windows.

One Milwaukee resident told WISN TV she didn't know she lived near a sex offender until he was hauled away yesterday. The state Justice Department said officers would be checking statewide to make sure that sex offenders follow the rules for Halloween.

Many communities still allow trick-or-treating on the actual night, which is Thursday.

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