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A group of registered sex offenders is suing a county sheriff in Georgia after placing signs warning not to trick or treat at their houses.
Butts County Sheriff Gary Long's office first posted the large white signs in the offenders' yards last Halloween, and they plan to do it again this year.
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However, a federal class action lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court could put the brakes on it in time for next week's door to door festivities.
The posters include images of two stop signs, the 'no' symbol plastered across a Halloween bag and the message: 'WARNING! NO TRICK-OR-TREAT AT THIS ADDRESS!!'
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According to the lawsuit, one deputy told an offender he could be arrested if he removed the sign before Halloween night.
Long wrote on his Facebook page that the measure was done to 'ensure the safety of our children.'
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