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No law stopping registered sex offenders from handing out candy

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LITTLE ROCK (KATV) - Streets will be filled with trick-or-treaters Thursday. Currently, there's no law in Arkansas stopping registered sex offenders from handing out candy on Halloween night.

"It's actually pretty shocking to know that there's not a law out there," said mother Lashawn Kelley.

"We trick-or-treat typically in our neighborhood, and not go anywhere else. We're pretty familiar with our neighbors, and I would think that had there been a problem we would have been notified," added Kelley.

Yet, even familiar places can be filled with the unknown.

"There is nothing specifically like a criminal statute that's prohibits them from passing out candy, or even have people trick or treat at their house," said Lt. Cark Minden, Pulaski County Sheriff's Office.

Whether it's level 1 or level 4, all registered sex offenders can open their doors. However, the Arkansas Crime Information Center does provide a mapping tool. You type in your address and it will pinpoint offenders living in your area, including what level they are registered as.

Besides planning your route, the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office tells parents to always go out with their kids.

"I'm a father of three. Until your child is over 18, I'm with them. I know you don't want to really follow your teenagers around…they don't want you to, but there's not less danger being 14 than there is being 10," added Lt. Minden.

Click here for the Arkansas Sex Offender Registry.

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