03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011

Sex Offenders On Lock Down For Halloween

Scores of sex offenders in Anderson, South Carolina, will be corralled for Halloween tonight in a move authorities say is needed to keep kids safe as they trick or treat.

Keeping trick or treaters safe from sex offenders is a priority for many law enforcement officials on Halloween.

"At 5 p.m., we are going to require all of our probation/parole/pardon sex offenders to report to the office and they'll remain here from 5 to 10:30 p.m," agent Gerald Black, with the South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon, told CNN affiliate WYFF.

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