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Sex Offender Smartphone Apps Will Aid Parents this Halloween

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UNDATED PHOTO: John Evander Couey is seen in this undated handout photo posted March 16, 2005 on the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Sex Offender/Predators database. Couey has been named as a “person of interest” in the disappearance of 9-year-old Jessica Lunsford, who has been missing since February 23. Couey has left the Citrus County area without notifying authorities. (Photo by Florida Department Of Law Enforcement via Getty Images)

This Halloween, technology will assist some parents when it comes to ‘Trick or Treat’ safety.  A number of smart phone apps are available for either free or under $3 that use the GPS function on the phone to warn parents if they’re in the neighborhood where a registered sex offender lives.

One app called ‘Offenders’ from Life 360 shows the actual residence of the registered sex offender and includes the address and a photo of the individual.

There are several of these apps to choose from in the Apple App Store and the Android market place.

Here’s a list of some of the apps that are available:

  • The Sex Offender Registry
  • Find Sex Offenders Free
  • Sex Crime Archive
  • Sex Offenders by Log Stat
  • Sex Offender Locator
  • Offender Locator


Below, find video reviews of a few of the apps that are available.

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