Going to a bar or other location where there would only be adults might be an option. Mandating the use of the “No Candy Here” pumpkin is like making them put up a “I’m a Molester” sign.
Mandating that sex offenders NOT be home, at locations where they can be monitored by police/parole officers would seem a better bet.
I also wish the sexual offenders list would differentiate between dangerous offenders like pedophiles and rapists, from people who did something like indecent exposure. I recently read about a teenage girl who posted a video of herself making out with her boyfriend, and ended up on the sexual offenders list. It’s a very serious black mark to have, and should be used for the very serious offenders.
I assume you’re referring to this story:
NEWARK [OH] – A 15-year-old girl is accused of distributing nude photos of herself to other minors, and one state legislator is questioning whether she should be labeled a sex offender.
After spending the weekend incarcerated, she pleaded deny Monday to both charges: illegal use of a minor [herself] in nudity-oriented material, a second-degree felony; and possession of criminal tools [the cell phone/camera], a fifth-degree felony.
The child pornography charge for a convicted adult requires a Tier II sexual offender classification, but for a juvenile of this defendant’s age, the judge has flexibility, said Jennifer Brindisi, a spokeswoman for the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation.
Obviously this girl has some serious problems but legally she would have been fine if she had done a striptease for other minors or had sex with them.