Halloween Rules for Tennessee Sex Offenders

(WVLT) - With the costumes, the tricking, and the treating, it's easy to forget about the danger that could be lurking in your neighborhood this Halloween.

Volunteer TV's Jessa Goddard has the details.

This is the one time of year when we send our children out, to knock on the doors of people we may not know.

And, it could be just the opportunity a sex offender has been waiting for.

The Tennessee board of probation and parole sent out letters last week to convicted sex offenders on probation, warning them they are prohibited from participating in any Halloween activities.

Here is the list of restrictions:

* Hazmat Working to Contain Fuel Spill

* They are not allowed to answer the door to trick or treaters.

* They can't pass out candy.

* Their homes can't be decorated for Halloween.

* They can not go to haunted houses, corn mazes, hayrides or any other Halloween activities.

* They can't host Halloween parties at their homes.

* They can't be at any function where children are gathered.

* They can not give any Halloween treats to children.

* They can't wear costumes.

* They can not take children trick or treating.

You can find out of a registered sex offender is living in your neighborhood, go to the Hot Key by clicking on the link below.