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Throughout Halloween night, agent "Ro" Gramajo, who’s worked for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) for more than 29 years, said some things that stuck out about sex offenders and about what parents should look for to keep their families safe.
Gramajo asserts that parents need to be taught how to recognize warning signs of molestation because 97 percent of sex offenders attack people they know. He gave a few examples of what he has seen during his years on the job.
Gramajo also noted that there is no one type of sex offender. Some rapists do it for power, others do it because they feel like it could lead to a lasting relationship with their victim, among other reasons.
Pedophiles are naturally attracted to children, so there is no way to change their sexual preference. Situational attackers, however, target kids out of convenience. They are not naturally attracted to children, but young boys and girls are vulnerable and impressionable.
And finally, Gramajo expressed his opinion on who the worst offenders are.
These are just a few insights that parents can use to be more aware of potentially dangerous people and situations.
-- Steve Gregory (@stevengregory) and David Perez (@DeepsAudio) in Orange County
Parental Information Brochure
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) has implemented its annual "Operation Boo" campaign.
Operation Boo helps protect children from sexual predators on Halloween and educates parents on how to protect their families all year.
On Halloween night, CDCR’s Special GPS Units and Parole Agents and local law enforcement partners will do the traditional compliance checks on known sex offenders to make sure they’re staying away from trick-or-treaters and otherwise following their special orders.
Read more on the official California Department of Corrections website.
Special Halloween Conditions of Parole for Sex Offender Registrants
-- A 5 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew during which parolees must remain indoors;
-- All exterior lights of their homes must be turned off so that it looks as if no one is home, which discourages children from approaching;
-- No offering of Halloween candy and no Halloween decorations are allowed;
-- During the curfew, sex offender parolees can only open the door to respond to law enforcement, such as parole agents who are patrolling their caseload to ensure compliance.
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