Trick-or-treating can be fun and exciting… But going door-to-door to different homes can be very dangerous.
Parents aren’t just concerned about tainted candy this Halloween, they’re also worried that children may be trick or treating around sexual predators. Halloween is a week away but people have already begun to celebrate at Millcreek Mall’s annual Trail of Treats event.
Trick-or-treating in the mall is going to be the only Halloween some children experience this year. The fear of a child being lured by sexual predators causes reluctance for parents to send their children door-to-door.
Public record reveals there are more than 445 registered sex offenders living in Erie as of Oct. 24.
Police advise that trick-or-treaters are chaperoned by adults. Registered sex offenders is public information so if you are curious about a sex offender living in your neighborhood you can search for online and plan your trick or treat trail ahead of Halloween.