Authorities to Check on Sex Offenders

10/31/11 – It’s not just trick-or-treaters who are knocking on doors this Halloween. State agents and local police are visiting the homes of sex offenders, to make sure they don’t have contact with kids. The corrections’ department prohibits sex offenders on probation, parole, or extended supervision from handing out candy or having any other interaction with kids at Halloween. Appleton defense attorney Len Kaschinsky says doubts that the police checks make communities safer. In most cases, he says there’s a prior relationship between a child and an offender.