Parker County "Locks-In" Sex Offenders on Halloween

Registered sex offenders who skip lock-in face parole violation

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    Mike Stack, director of the Parker County Adult Probation Department talks about the county's 9th Annual Sex Offender Lock-In on Halloween.

    Hundreds of registered sex offenders in one North Texas community will be forced to leave their homes Halloween night to attend a mandatory counseling session.

    For nine years now, Parker County has required all registered sex offenders who live in the county to attend the "Halloween Lock-In" counseling session on Halloween night. If they skip the session, they could be found in violation of their parole.

    The sex offenders must meet at a secret location -- known only to them -- for a check-in and counseling session. The event will be from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m., when trick-or-treaters are most active.

    There are 279 registered sex offenders in Parker County, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety registry.

    Parker County "Locks In" Sex Offenders on Halloween

    [DFW] Parker County "Locks In" Sex Offenders on Halloween
    Parker County requires registered sex offenders in the county to attend a mandatory counseling session while children are outside trick-or-treating.

    Probation officers said the event gets positive reviews from parents and even some sex offenders.