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MNPD Detectives to Assist in Monitoring Registered Sex Offenders Halloween Night

10/30/2013

October 30, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Members of the police department’s Sex Crimes Unit will be assisting the Tennessee Department of Correction with “Operation Blackout” Halloween night to ensure that registered sex offenders are in compliance with mandated restrictions.
          
Registered sex offenders under parole/probation supervision by the Tennessee Department of Correction are required to:

  • Remain inside their homes between the hours of 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. Halloween night;
  • Leave porch lights off;
  • Not open their door to trick-or-treaters; and
  • Not display fall decorations, wear costumes or dress in disguise.
Additionally, registered sex offenders who are not on parole or probation, and whose
victims were minors, are prohibited from pretending to be, dress as, impersonate or otherwise assume the identity of a real or fictional person or character while in the presence of a minor or with the intent of enticing a minor.
          
Police officers and parole/probation personnel anticipate making random checks to ensure compliance.
          
Citizens with questions about compliance issues can contact the police department operated Sex Offender Registry Office at 615-880-3610, or visit the TBI’s Sex Offender Registry website.

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