Saturday, May 1 2010 11:19 AM EDT2010-05-01 16:19:26 GMT
GRAPHIC PICTURES:CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - It was one of the most gruesome sights in Cleveland crime history.
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -
Authorities split up in
teams of ten, fanning out throughout the community.
The mission: Operation Safe Treat, but in this case, it's no treat when
it comes to sex offenders.
"With the amount of
kids out and about, we want to show those that are prone to committing these
types of crimes that we are out and about," U.S. Marshals Spokesman Daniel Leyva said.
Most of the homes we visited were dark, some
even hard to get into. Authorities said most of these sex offenders just want to
be left alone.
On Halloween, by law, registered sex
offenders are not allowed to participate in trick or treat
"No lights. Nothing that would entice anyone to believe they were going to be receiving
candy at that residence."
At a halfway house where more than a half
dozen sex offenders live, one convicted child molester agreed to talk to us.
"I molested my
stepdaughter," he said. "[My] 9-year-old stepdaughter."
He accidentally answered the door when
authorities knocked and got a stern warning from his probation officer.
wouldn't want kids to be at your door answering your door."
We asked him what it was like to live with
these strict restrictions. He has already served more than ten years in jail
for the crime and is now still bound by rules
"I don't think anyone that
committed the type of crime I did- the heinousness of the crime I did really
has any reason to be around children. At this point, I
am not comfortable around adult females and children. I don't even want to deal with it."
for individuals in society to be more comfortable- better to keep me
Authorities checked up on
more than 75 sex offenders tonight. One was arrested for having
pornography on his phone.