Sheriff’s office posts “no-trick-or-treat” signs in yards of registered sex offenders

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JACKSON, Ga. — A Georgia sheriff has decided to post signs in the front yards of sex offenders to alert trick-or-treaters and their parents on Halloween.

The Butts County Sheriff’s Office posted a notice to Facebook on Saturday.

“Georgia law forbids registered sex offenders from participating in Halloween, to include decorations on their property,” Sheriff Gary Long said in the notice. “With the Halloween on the square not taking place this year, I fully expect the neighborhoods to be very active with children trick-or-treating.”

The signs read, “WARNING! NO TRICK-OR-TREAT AT THIS ADDRESS!!” and feature a trick-or-treating bag covered over by the universal “no symbol.”