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DuPage County Sheriff

James Mendrick

PRESS RELEASE

Contact Information: Domrose #563 630.407.2010

Friday, October 30, 2015

Sheriff Zaruba Working to Keep Families Safe

Sheriff John Zaruba said today that his Sheriff’s Office S.P.E.A.R. (Sexual Predator Enforcement, Apprehension and Registration) Team, a multi-jurisdictional countywide team that takes a proactive approach to ensure that known sexual offenders are complying with the requirements of the Illinois Sex Offender Registration Act, will spend Halloween watching child sex offenders to make sure they were complying with a Illinois Public Act that prohibits convicted sex offenders from handing out candy to children on Halloween. 

The Sheriff’s Office will be conducting checks on 42 Child Sex Offenders who reside in unincorporated areas during trick or treat hours. Letters were sent to each registered sex offender advising them of the statute and the holiday restrictions. 

 S.P.E.A.R. investigations are ongoing for possible compliance violations all year. DuPage County has approximately 347 registered sex offenders.    

For identification and information about sex offender registration, visit the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office web site at www.dupagesheriff.org and click on sex offender registration.         

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