BATON ROUGE, La (WVLA) -- With Halloween just days away, state police are reminding parents to review the list of registered sex offenders in their community. Troopers say they have a database set up on their website that will pinpoint exactly where an offender lives, so you can avoid that house while trick-or-treating.
Under the current state law, it is illegal for a registered sex offender to participate in that tradition. Troopers say if you become awayre of a sex offender who is attending costume parties where children are present or giving out candy, notify your local law enforcement immediately.
Check out the state police website at www.lsp.org  to find a sex offender near you.