By Michelle Sherwood
A new Missouri law could keep sex offenders inside a dark home this Halloween and also give parents a clear sign where they are.
The new law has four main parts-- it requires registered sex offenders to avoid all Halloween-related contact with children, to remain at home that night, and turn off their outside lights. Sex offenders also have to put up a sign that says no candy or treats at this residence.
The American Civil Liberties Union is challenging the new law. The group says the law is too vague and too harsh, but Greene County deputies say they are here to enforce the law.
Police and deputies will be out looking for all four requirements this year. If caught violating the new law, a registered sex offender could spend up to a year in jail.