Attorney General Pam Bondi News Release
October 30, 2012
Media Contact: Molly McFarland
Phone: (850) 245-0150
Attorney General Bondi Encourages Parents to Plan a Safe Halloween Route for Children
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –Attorney General Bondi encourages families to visit the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Florida Sexual Offenders and Predators website at http://www.flsexoffender.net before trick-or-treating this Halloween. The website allows users to enter any Florida address and obtain a list of all registered sex offenders and predators living within a five-mile radius. Florida law prohibits sex offenders from distributing candy or other items to children on Halloween.
“I encourage parents to use the Florida Sexual Offenders and Predators website to plan a safe route for trick-or-treating and to alert authorities of any known sex offenders or predators who distribute candy to children this Halloween,” stated Attorney General Pam Bondi.
Families may also register for the Florida Offender Alert System by clicking the “Offender Alert” button at the top of the web page. The system sends e-mail alert notifications when registered sexual offenders or predators move into a neighborhood or any other location you designate. Citizens may select an unlimited number of addresses and/or offenders and predators to track, and they can update their selections at any time. The alert system will send e-mail notifications within 24 to 48 hours of an address change to the state’s registry.