Staying safe on Halloween night

Trick or Treating could be dangerous not only for the children going door to door but also those behind the door.

Posted: Oct 31, 2018 10:51 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn.- As many parents accompany their children while trick or treating, many don't think of who's behind the doors of the houses they're visiting. 

But the Olmsted County Attorney Mark Ostrem says many registered sex offenders are not allowed to be near children...but what about when the children are literally knocking at their front door?

Ostrem tells KIMT at this point, it is up to the offender to get him/herself out of that situation. Usually the answer is to just not answer the door at all. 

However, if that person feels that they are being set up or that there is no way out and they will get into trouble, there are laws protecting them as well. 

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