MILWAUKEE -- (WITI) -- Eight sex offenders were arrested for violating the rules of their parole during trick-or-treat hours on Sunday, Oct. 28. The Wisconsin Department of Corrections says violations of parole ranged from having Halloween decorations up to having alcohol in their homes.
"We need to make sure they are complying with the rules of supervision," said Wisconsin Department of Corrections probation parole agent Chad Schepp.
Sex offenders in Wisconsin are not allowed to pass out candy, be in costume or have Halloween decorations outside their residence. On Sunday, the Wisconsin Department of Corrections partnered with multiple law enforcement agencies for the trick-or-treat operation.
"They're supposed to stay indoors from one hour before to one hour after trick-or-treat time," said Schepp.
Despite being warned, agents on the operation flagged a number of violations.
"We just want to make sure the children have a safe Halloween experience," Schepp said.
The operation lasted from noon to 4 p.m. The goal was to check in on 200 residents.
Agents will follow up if an offender had a violation or wasn't home at the time they were supposed to be.