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Wisconsin officials help residents find sex offenders

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin officials are helping residents find sex offenders to prepare for a safe Halloween.

  State Corrections Secretary Rick Raemisch says the state's sex offender registry site will temporarily link to the Family Watchdog Web site.

  That plots offender homes on maps that are searchable by address.

  He says the link will be taken down after Halloween, though officials are working on a long-term mapping option.

  While Wisconsin continues its search for offenders that dodge the registry, the state has 90 percent compliance compared to 70 percent nationwide.

  Sex offenders are prohibited from participating in Halloween activities.

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