October 30, 2009
Jefferson City, Mo. - Attorney General Chris Koster today reminded Missourians that a 2008 law requiring special actions on Halloween by registered sex offenders is in effect, despite recent legal challenges.
According to Koster, on Halloween registered sex offenders must:
"Parents always need to be cautious and aware of the houses their children are visiting on Halloween," Koster said. "But parents certainly should not have to worry that their children might be ringing the doorbell of a registered sex offender. I fully support this law to forbid sex offenders from contact with trick-or-treaters."
Koster said the Attorney General's office will continue to defend the constitutionality of the law.