COLUMBIA, SC (FOX Carolina) - With Halloween just days away, law enforcement agents are enforcing a statewide curfew for sex offenders whose crime is against a child in order to keep kids safe.

The South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services (SCDPPPS) said Halloween restrictions for sex offenders on probation, parole and other forms of community supervision under the jurisdiction of SCDPPPS will have a curfew from 5:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. statewide on Oct. 31.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all actively supervised sex offenders are to remain at home during the curfew and will be under surveillance checks through “team home visits," according to SCDPPPS.

The agency said sex offenders are restricted from the following:

  • No porch or exterior lights on outside of their houses;
  • No candy distribution;
  • No participation in Halloween parties or carnivals
  • MUST stay inside of their homes.

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