[r21] No Tricks or Treats from Sex Offenders, says Rep. Walorski (1/11/2010)

Monday, January 11, 2010

Start Date: 1/11/2010 All Day
End Date: 1/11/2010

STATEHOUSE- Child sex offenders in Indiana won't be able to offer candy or other enticements to children on Halloween, under a bill filed by state Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Jimtown) and Rep. Ed Clere (R-New Albany).

"Registered child sex offenders have been found to be sexually violent predators or have been convicted of molestation, solicitation, seduction or kidnapping," said Rep. Walorski.  "There is no reason individuals with this kind of history should be inviting our children near their homes on Halloween."

The bill (HB 1097) makes it a Class D felony for an offender against children to knowingly or intentionally offer-or appear to offer-candy or other items to trick or treaters.  If passed, it would bring Indiana in line with current Michigan law.



Rep. Walorski can be reached by phone at 1-800-382-9841 or by e-mail at h21@in.gov.