Operation Blackout Targets Sex Offenders on Halloween

Reported by: Caitlyn Jones

Edited by: Caitlyn Jones
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Updated: 11/04/2013 9:45 am
        When your kids are trick or treating, you don't want them coming in contact with sex offenders.
        That's what Operation Blackout is trying to prevent...
        "They're in a lot of everyday neighborhoods many people in Tennessee do not know they have a sex offender living as close as they do," said Probation Manager Elizabeth Hammond.
        It took Eight teams of probation officers, Chattanooga police officers, and Hamilton County sheriff deputies to check in on 174 sex offenders in Hamilton and surrounding counties.
        Officers had to go door to door and check inside the sex offenders home for any violations.
        One of the most common thing we ran into was offenders opening the door without asking who was there.
        If you'd like to check where sex offenders are in your area, visit: http://www.tbi.tn.gov/sex_ofender_reg/sex_ofender_reg.shtml
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yellowrose - 11/2/2013 12:27 AM
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Please understand the recidivism rate for another sexual offense by a registrant is 5.3%. The remaining 90 to 95% of sexual offenses come from within the family, acquaintances and those having access to the children (Jerry Sandusky). http://voice-of-reason.pbworks.com/f/Levenson-2009-Sex%20Crimes%20on%20Halloween.pdf There are 751,538 men, women and children(young as 6 and 8 in some states) are on the registries for crimes ranging from urinating in public (indecent exposure), sexting, incest, mooning, exposure, false accusations by a soon-to-be ex-wife, angry girlfriend, or spiteful student, viewing abusive OR suggestive images of anyone18 years old or younger, playing doctor, solicitation, Romeo & Juliet consensual sexual dating relationships, rape and many others. 2,500,000 family members (wives, children, moms, girlfriends, grandmothers) experience things like harassment, threatened, beaten, signs placed in their yards, homes set on fire, vehicles damaged, asked to leave their churches and many other things. 3 things that professionals state are needed for successful re-integration; a job, a place to live and a good support system. Vicki Henry Women Against Registry dot com
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