Many search sex offender registry before taking children trick-Or-treating

Posted at 6:05 PM, Oct 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-23 18:05:56-04

With Halloween around the corner, the Michigan Sex Offender Registry Website is getting a lot of traffic.  

Parents are looking into who lives in their neighborhoods before they go out trick- or-treating. Often, they are shocked by what they find. 

In preparation for trick-or-treating, one mom allowed 7 Action News record as she searched her Farmington Hills neighborhood on the registry. 

“Oh. There is three of them,” she said. 

She looked at their criminal records and found one of them had targeted a child. 

“Criminal Sexual Conduct Second Degree. Person under thirteen…. You don’t want to think about it, but it is out there. So, it is good to be aware of these things and your surroundings,” she said. 

According to the state, registered sex offenders are required to update their address in the the Michigan Public Sex Offender Registry within three days of moving to a new home.

The system allows you to view sex offenders who live and work in your area.