Operation Boo: Parole agents check homes of violent child sex offenders on Halloween


SANTA ROSA (KRON) — Children look forward to trick-or-treating on Halloween, and local law enforcement is making sure they are safe.

The 23rd-annual Operation Boo is in full effect on Monday night. Parole agents are keeping their eyes on sex offenders and raising public awareness.

These agents’ sole focus is on sex offenders. They are called the GPS Super Unit.

On Halloween night, KRON4 visited the homes of parolees that committed violent sex offenses against children. Their homes were checked from top to bottom.

In addition to their parole, there are specific restrictions for Halloween.

They cannot open their doors for anyone except local law enforcement. They can’t participate in Halloween in any way, whether by giving out candy or displaying decorations.

The high-risk pedophiles are required to wear a GPS tracking device every day.

Once agents are inside their homes, the offenders are handcuffed and seated until the search has been completed.

Agents are going to drive around and check as many parolees as they see fit throughout Monday evening.

These sex offenders are required to be home between 5 p.m. Monday to 5 a.m. Tuesday.

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