Children will be knocking on doors Wednesday as the sun gives way to darkness, and they'll have one question on their mind:
Trick or treat?
For parents, maybe a better question to ask is: Where do local registered sex offenders live?
With school underway, parents should keep an eye on the Megan's Law website to find out who in the neighborhood has a past history and is worth monitoring as Junior walks to school.
- Related: Moms Talk discusses navigating the neighborhood when there's a sex offender living there.
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Attached are the 11 men who appear on the Megan's Law website with a last known address in the 92688 ZIP code, and the five men and one woman who live in 92679.
A word of warning, though. Care should be taken to avoid mistaken identities. Information gleaned from the Megan's Law site—and reported here—does not mean the registrants currently live at the location given, nor does it mean they are currently doing anything unlawful. It only means they have committed crimes in the past that require them to register as sex offenders. In some cases, the crimes occured 20 years ago.
There is additonal information about the registrants on the website, such as height, weight, distinct markings and aliases.
As a source of additional comfort to parents of children who attend Rancho Santa Margarita schools, the city's child resource officer will make periodic checks on the registrants.
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