New Halloween rules for sex offenders in Riverside

RIVERSIDE, Calif.

The board unanimously amended its anti-loitering ordinance Tuesday, prohibiting registered sex offenders from answering the door to trick-or-treaters.

It's also illegal for them to have holiday decorations on their house or to turn on exterior lights on Halloween. They're required to leave all lights off from 5 p.m. until 11:59 p.m.

Violators are subject to fines of $1,000 or more and up to six months in jail.

The change replicates laws already in place in Perris, San Jacinto and Orange.

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