A series of Halloween checks on sex offenders in Ralls County found 14 of 25 to be non-compliant. Ralls County Sheriff’s deputies say six of the 14 were immediately arrested on charges ranging from failing to register as a sex offender to possession of methamphetamine. Missouri Statutes require registered sex offenders to avoid all Halloween related contact with children to remain in their residence between 5 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. and to post a sign stating no candy or treats at this residence and to leave outside lighting off during the evening hours. Deputies say charges are pending a review of the operation by the Ralls County Prosecuting Attorney.

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