LAPORTE COUNTY — As trick-or-treating season will soon entice children to front doors across the Region, law enforcement launched “Operation Candy Corn Compliance” to target violent sex offenders.
On Thursday the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office conducted the countywide initiative to ensure sexually violent predators and offenders against children are in compliance of being registered as a sex offender.
“All 123 of the classified and registered sexually violent predators and offenders against children were specifically targeted because of the upcoming trick-or-treat that will be taking place during the Halloween season,” said LaPorte County Sheriff John Boyd.
Three sex offenders were found to not be compliant
Police said during the operation, officers strongly discouraged offenders to participate in trick-or-treating. Authorities aim to arrest each non-compliant offender before Halloween.