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Trick NO Treat: Sex Offenders in Maplewood, Brentwood

There are 22 registered sex offenders listed as living in Maplewood and two in Brentwood, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol registry. Legally, they are banned from participating in Halloween if the conviction was after Aug. 28, 2008.

Patch wants to help Maplewood and Brentwood parents keep their kids safe this Halloween.

In 2008, the Missouri Supreme Court changed the laws restricting how registered sex offenders can participate in Halloween trick-or-treating in Missouri.

If a sex offender was convicted prior to August 28, 2008, he/she can hand out candy.

If a conviction is after that date Missouri law requires that an offender avoid all contact with children on Halloween, stay inside between the hours of 5 and 10:30 p.m. on Halloween, post a sign on your door saying "No candy or treats at this residence" and leave all outside lights off after 5 p.m.

In Maplewood, every registered sex offender's conviction was before the cut-off date, according to Sgt. Matt Nighbor of the Maplewood Police Department, so they can legally hand out candy.

Following are the addresses of all registered sex offenders listed by the Missouri State Highway Patrol in zip codes 63143 (Maplewood) and 63144 (Brentwood).

Registered sex offenders addresses in the 63143 zip code:

  • 7215 Zephyr Pl
  • 7428 Hazel Ave
  • 2508 Valley Ave
  • 2040 Yale Ave Apt 7
  • 3704 Greenwood Dr Apt 30
  • 7741 Lindbergh Dr
  • 7514 Sussex Ave Apt 1
  • 7440 Lyndover Pl
  • 2356 Mccausland Ave Apt 3
  • 7514 Sussex Apt 3
  • 2358 Mccausland Ave Apt 4
  • 2026 Bellevue Ave Apt 1e
  • 7161 Lyndover Pl
  • 2032 Bredell Ave
  • 3536 Commonwealth Ave
  • 7538 Flora Ave
  • 2356 Mccausland Ave Apt 6
  • 2350 Mccausland Ave Apt 3
  • 7389 Maple Ave Apt 203
  • 2354 Mccausland Ave Apt 1
  • 3360 Oxford Blvd
  • 7230 Southwest Ave Apt 8

Registered sex offenders addresses in the 63144 zip code:

  • 1423 Bobolink Pl
  • 8915 S Swan Circle
Shana Rowan October 31, 2012 at 09:21 PM
Sex offenders have the lowest recidivism rate of all criminals except murderers, according to dozens of university, federal and state studies. Not all sex offenders have victimized children, and over 1/3 of sex crimes perpetrated against children are committed by other children. 95% of kids are abused by family or friends who aren't on the registry. Dr. Jill Levenson’s 2009 study, “How Safe are Trick-or-Treaters: Child Sex Crime Rates on Halloween?” found that non-familial child sexual abuse accounted for less than .2% on Halloween. Why is law enforcement spreading such glaring myths, and why is the media latching on??
Doug Miner October 31, 2012 at 09:46 PM
Thanks for sharing that, Shana.
ltm November 01, 2012 at 12:10 AM
All Halloween related restrictions placed on registered Sex Offenders (RSO's) or Prior Offenders (PO’s) are unconscionable, illegal, unfair and assuredly unconstitutional. Should Halloween restrictions apply to only those on parole or probation this becomes a different issue. However, should the courts include all those for their length of time on a sex offender registry this is outrageous and Constitutionally illegal and without merit.
ltm November 01, 2012 at 12:11 AM
As I see it a Prior Offender (PO) is someone who completed their prison sentence and probation and is now under the guise of the Adam Walsh Act,, Megan's Law, Jessica Lunsford Act, Wetterling Act, SORNA, city, county, state and federal government laws restricting travel in or out of states or to and from certain locations, travel in and out of country, domicile, senior long term care - assisted living - home care, burial sites/national cemeteries and specifically designated domains or locations (local parks, state parks, pools, playgrounds, libraries, the theater and all places where children congregate (IE; a McDonalds playground area - Chuck E. Cheese, a public lavatory and so on, whether an offence involved a minor or not. Aren’t all these bountiful restrictions enough to satisfy justice or the public? Apparently not! As far as I see it these are hate crimes committed by the public and the courts.
ltm November 01, 2012 at 12:12 AM
In restricting freedom of movement, posting signs that target the PO’s and family members, who by the way are already targeted on the internet, and by not allowing their family to participate in the holiday is showing exceptionally incompetent due process of law and extraordinary lack of judgement, fairness and any sort of compassion for these American citizens and their families. Therefore, the PO is denied his/her and families their FREEDOM guaranteed by our Constitution; and all rights to “Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness declared in our Constitution and our Declaration of Independence. There are no records to support crimes committed against children on Halloween and therefore no basis for Halloween Laws restricting anyone from the celebrated Halloween celebration. What's wrong with this picture? I call it sex offender phobia (A persistent, abnormal, and irrational fear of a specific thing or phobic disorder). I challenge any judges or magistrates collectively, Attorney General of any states officials or our state or Federal Government to legitimately and rationally produce evidence supporting or legally justifying these laws. I can only wonder why these legislators, mayors, sitting judges,attorney generals and law enforcement aren’t confined themselves for breaking Constitutional Law.
ltm November 01, 2012 at 12:12 AM
I made my point in a one page opinion without attempting to obscure statements used to conceal my judgement. “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” - Martin Luther King Jr.

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