Officers check sex offenders' homes on Halloween

Authorities went to sex offenders' homes on Halloween, checking to make sure the convicts were complying with the law.

October 31, 2012 8:23:26 PM PDT
Law enforcement officers were out on Halloween trying to protect trick or treaters from sex offenders.

Officers with the Houston Police Department and multiple jurisdictions went to the homes of registered sex offenders.

On Halloween, those convicts are not allowed to have decorations or porch lights on and can answer the door only for law enforcement officers. We found a group of trick-or-treaters right near the home of one offender in north Houston.

"That many children, you really can't watch them all and we're part of the eyes of the community also. They got law enforcement agencies all over the city doing the same thing that we're doing," said Sgt. Glenn Shepherd with the HPD Sex Offender Registration and Compliance.

Officers will photograph potential violations, which will then be reported to the sex offenders' probation officers.