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Tampa police to conduct citywide check on sexual predators for Halloween

TAMPA — Police officers, U.S. marshals and state probation and parole officers will roam the streets on Monday night for Halloween.

But they won't be trick-or-treating; they'll be checking up on every sexual predator living in the city.

Authorities will make contact with nearly 100 registered sex offenders between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. Monday, police said.

The extensive operation was devised to ensure that sexual predators and offenders not allowed unsupervised contact with children are following the terms of their probation and staying away from kids, officials said.

Anyone found to be violating the terms of his or her parole will be arrested, police said.

Not all sex offenders in the city are legally required to stay away from children, officials said.

Police advised parents to make themselves aware of all sex predators and offenders living in their neighborhoods by checking the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's website, offender.fdle.state.fl.us.

Tampa police to conduct citywide check on sexual predators for Halloween 10/31/11 [Last modified: Monday, October 31, 2011 2:27pm]

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