Operation Safe Halloween

Texas - Convicted child sex offenders who have been ordered to avoid trick-or-treaters on Halloween should think twice before opening their front doors tomorrow night.

To help ensure that these parolees comply with mandated Halloween night restrictions, the Attorney General's Fugitive Unit and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Parole Division will jointly conduct Operation Safe Halloween beginning on Friday night.

Operation Safe Halloween is a statewide law enforcement initiative that targets sexual predators who are legally required to avoid young trick-or-treaters on Halloween.

"Operation Safe Halloween will target convicted child sex offenders who violate conditions of their parole on Halloween night," Attorney General Abbott said. "With young Texans out trick-or-treating, certain sexual predators are required to be off the streets, inside their homes, and out of the presence of young trick-or-treaters. We are grateful to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Parole Division and local law enforcement for working closely with the Fugitive Unit to help ensure Texas children are protected and that Halloween remains safe."