There’s no better time to catch up on the sex offenders living in the neighborhood than Halloween, the very holiday in which kids have traditionally knocked on doors and asked for candy.
The N.C. State Bureau of Investigation maintains a registry that allows users to see where registered sex offenders live, as well as photos and conviction information.
Not counting incarcerated people, Union County has 229 sex offenders, including 131 in Monroe, 22 in Waxhaw, 22 in Indian Trail, 16 in Wingate, 18 in Marshville, 13 with Matthews addresses, one in Stallings and one in Mineral Springs.
More than half of the offenders living in Indian Trail and Waxhaw were convicted of crimes involving children.
Ten of the Indian Trail offenders were on the website for convictions involving indecent liberty with a minor. One resident was convicted of attempted rape or sex offense in 2004.
Nine of the Waxhaw offenders were convicted of indecent liberty with a minor. Three men were convicted of second-degree rape.
While the registry is designed to empower people with information, it shouldn’t be used to harass others.
Visit www.sexoffender.ncsbi.gov for details.