Supervised Candy: State to Round Up Homeless Sex Offenders

No treat for homeless sex offenders as the state cracks down for Halloween.

By Chris Roberts
|  Monday, Oct 31, 2011  |  Updated 5:59 PM PDT
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Convicted sex offenders have lots of rules to follow on Halloween.

Convicted sex offenders have lots of rules to follow on Halloween.

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Halloween is going to be scary for homeless sex offenders. Get ready for Operatio Boo.

The state is going to be busy tonight, handing out detentions and free rides to a supervised undisclosed location for the state's transient paroled sex offenders, according to the San Francisco Examiner.

The idea behind Operation Boo -- no joke -- is to remove temptation by removing homeless registered sex offenders from the free world, according to representatives from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitations.

Officers from the CDCR have targeted 500 sex offenders and 40 in San Francisco for detention.

The parolees will spend Halloween in an undisclosed location before they are sprung free after the holiday.

Many sex offenders have been forced to live in the streets since the passage of Jessica's Law, which forbids a paroled sex offender from living within 2,000 feet of a school or park. That's led to almost 2,000 homeless sex offenders, up from 87 in 2007, according to the newspaper.

Tracking down the sex offenders on Halloween won't be scary: they all wear GPS tracking devices, according to the newspaper.

For more tips on how to keep your kids safe on Halloween, visit CDCR's website.

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