Halloween Raises Sex Offender Concerns

10-23-06 - Convicted sex offenders live in most communities throughout the area. But with Halloween a week away, most parents may have no idea who is behind neighborhood doors.

52 sex offenders are registered in Grayson County. That's not including those that live larger cities like Sherman and Denison. But the tools to find out where they are are right at your fingertips.

Officials say with each passing year, the risk of there being a sex offender living in your neighborhood grows. Grayson County, and the states of Texas and Oklahoma have websites dedicated to helping you find any offenders living nearby so you can prepare ahead of time.

In the end the best thing to do is be sure where your children are at all time. Officials suggest that if you are going to let your kids go out alone make sure they go to a neighborhood you know well.

To find a list of registered sex offenders in Grayson County, click
here. To access the Texas statewide database, click
here and for a similar site in Oklahoma, click here.