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Scott County Sheriff Jerry Goodin has issued a warning to parents in Scott and surrounding areas for the upcoming Halloween season. 

“In Scott County, there are approximately 52 registered sex offenders, and we want you to know where they reside so that you avoid those houses when trick-or-treating,” said Goodin.

“We do the best we can in making sure sex offenders live where they tell us, so it is crucial that our citizens visit our website scottcountysheriff.org, to see who the registered sex offenders are and where they are living.”

Citizens are encouraged to check any addresses where they or their family spend time.

“The mapping and address feature found on the website pinpoints exactly where an offender lives,” said Goodin. 

Goodin said there were many other beneficial tools such as the ability to sign up for FREE automatic email and txt message notifications informing you of press releases, message from the Sheriff and Scott County most wanted.

“I encourage everyone to have a fun and safe Halloween,” noted Goodin. “Knowledge is power and knowing where the registered sex offenders reside in your area can help you make the best choices for safe and enjoyable Halloween activities.”