Butts County sheriff steps up patrols following federal ruling

In Butts County, deputies were front and center on Halloween night, passing out candies to trick-or-treaters in neighborhoods where sex offenders live. The approach followed a court ruling which prohibited the Sheriff’s Office from placing warning signs in front of the homes of sex homes.

Sex offenders suing Butts County Sheriff over 'No Trick-or-Treat' signs

A group of sex offenders in Butts County is suing the Sheriff's Office for posting "No Trick-or-Treating" signs on their homes. The Butts County Sheriff said he's taking action to keep kids safe on Halloween by posting the signs, but the sex offenders argue this is a violation of their rights to free speech and to privacy.