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8 registered sex offenders arrested during Milwaukee Halloween compliance check

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- For kids in many communities, Sunday was a day of trick-or-treating, but before those kids hit the street police did the same. 

They were stopping at homes of registered sex offenders to make sure they are obeying rules placed on them during Halloween. 

Sex offenders are not allowed to leave their homes during trick-or-treat hours, have Halloween decorations, or hand out candy. 

"Many of the convicted sex offenders we're going to visit today have offenses that have occurred against children and we want to make sure that there's a less chance that they will offend against a child again," said Thomas Salter with the Department of Corrections. 

Of the 200 to 250 contacts the teams made on Sunday, eight were arrested for non-compliance. 

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