Operation “Trick-or-Treat” nets no arrests

MORRIS – Grundy County State’s Attorney Jason Helland announced Friday that his office, with cooperation from local law enforcement, conducted “Operation Trick-or-Treat” on Halloween. 

A new Illinois law prevented child sex offenders from handing out Halloween candy to children even if a kid comes knocking, according to a news release from Helland. A violation is a Class 4 felony, which is punishable by up to three years in prison.

There are 44 registered sex offenders in Grundy County, according to the news release. Officers from police departments in Morris, Coal City, Channahon and Minooka, as well as the sheriff’s office, took part in Thursday’s operation, which consisted of checking the homes of child sex offenders during trick-or-treating hours to ensure that no offenders were breaking the new law.

No arrests were made, according to the news release.