Nassau and Suffolk County probation officers will randomly visit the area's most dangerous sex offenders to ensure they stay away from minors.  Probation officers will visit offenders to make sure they are not violating terms of probation, which include placing Halloween decoration on their homes, wearing costumes or responding to trick-or-treaters.  Nassau currently has 278 sex offenders, 170 of whom committed sex crimes on children under 18.  Laura Ahearn, executive director of Parents for Megan's Law in New York, said parents should use the state's online sex offender registry, which includes details of the offenders' crime and home address.

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