NOTTINGHAM, MD—Police in Baltimore County will be monitoring sex offenders who are not allowed to have contact with children this Halloween.
Out of the hundreds of registered sex offenders in Baltimore County, only about 10 percent have what is called a “no contact order” as part of their probation. This, in effect, prohibits them from handing out candy to children on Halloween. Registered sex offenders that are not under such an order are not prohibited from giving candy out to children.
Officers in marked vehicles and undercover officers in unmarked vehicles will be monitoring the homes of registered sex offenders who have been identified by the Division of Parole and Probation as having no-contact restrictions with children, in conjunction with Parole and Probation agents.
Anyone who suspects that someone who has a “no contact order” is offering candy to children is asked to contact the Sex Offender Registration Team at 410-853-3660. Any other suspicious activity can be reported to 911 or Baltimore County’s non-emergency line at 410-887-2222.