Before Halloween, many jurisdictions warned sex offenders not to have unauthorized contact with children. Now, the Chicago Tribune reports that a former Chicago-area sports broadcaster convicted of indecent solicitation of a child has been accused of violating probation by handed out candy at his home on Halloween. If probation is revoked, Robert Goldman, 44, could be sentenced to up to 5 years in prison.
A new Illinois law prohibits registered sex offenders on probation or parole from handing out Halloween candy to minors. The DuPage County sheriff’s office put 20 offenders under surveillance on Halloween, and Goldman was the only registered sex offender who did not comply, authorities said.