Stories tagged with: sex offenders

October 31, 2011 - 3:07pm
4 years 42 weeks ago

There are currently 202 registered sex offenders living in Muskingum County - and no Ohio laws keeping them from passing out candy on Halloween.

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz said he can't recall any reset incidents that took place in connection with Trick-or-Treat and Sex Offenders but encourages families to know their neighborhood and beware of the homes your children are visiting.

"The best thing I tell people is, if your kids are in that time frame where they are...

August 27, 2010 - 5:41pm
5 years 51 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office is receiving funding to keep track of sex offenders.

Ohio Attorney General, Richard Cordray's office received a $155,546 federal grant for two programs. The first program sends email and phone alerts to sex offenders and officers concerning when and where sex offenders need to report.

"Kind of a reminder [to offenders] that we're going to come looking for you if you don't [report]. Also to the agencies that are already getting those...

March 11, 2010 - 7:35pm
6 years 23 weeks ago

With summer right around the corner many children and adults will be spending more time outside and away from home.

You may know your neighbors, but do you know everyone else living around you. It is a harsh reality, but there are more sex offenders in Muskingum County than Perry, Morgan and Coshocton counties, but lower than Licking County.

"It is just a matter of being familiar with your surroundings and knowing who is living around you," says Sheriff Matt Lutz...

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