Parents can be a little more relaxed this Halloween dealing with the safety of their children. State law prohibits convicted or registered sex offenders from participating in any way. The law is very specific in detail that no masks can be worn and no candy can be given to children.

LA R.S. 14:313(E) Every person convicted of or who plead guilty to a sex offense is prohibited from using or wearing a hood, mask, or disguise of any kind with the intent to hide, conceal, or disguise his / her identity on or concerning Halloween.

LA R.S. 14:313.1 It shall be unlawful for any person convicted of or who pleads guilty to a sex offense to distribute candy or other gifts to persons under eighteen years of age on or concerning Halloween.

Parents are encouraged to visit the state police website to see the sex offender database. The website is