Halloween Counseling Session Mandatory for 50 Registered Sex Offenders

by Isela Gonzalez
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - Ector County officials have cooked up a plan that will keep 50 registered sex offenders off the streets on Halloween night and inside a courthouse instead.

Counselors and probation officers will be on hand to talk to them and help them reflect on their crimes and what they can do to put their pasts behind them.

"Their counselors will be here and will have a counseling session," Adult Probation Officer Richard Mann, said.

And it's not optional.

If a registered sex offender doesn't show, an officer will be knocking at their door.

"What we will end up doing is filing a motion revoking their probation on them for not complying with their rules of probation," Mann said.