PROVO, UT – Police in Provo arrested a 48-year-old registered sex offender after authorities say he was greeting trick-or-treaters naked on October 31st.

Authorities say a parent of a young trick-or-treater captured a video of 48-year-old Steven Kelley Little opening his door while completely nude, exposing himself to children. Three victims under the age of 14 and five victims over the age of 14 also told police that Little exposed his genitals to them.

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The video handed to police also reportedly contained footage of Little trying to invite children into his home while he was in the buff.

Little, who is currently on probation following a conviction of lewdness involving a child, reportedly admitted to authorities that he’d indeed exposed himself to children out trick-or-treating. He has since been charged with lewdness and lewdness involving a child.

According to attorney Craig R. Chlarson, the state of Utah doesn’t have any defined laws revolving around registered sex offenders and participation in Halloween-related activities – such as passing out candy.

“Many states impose restrictions on sex offenders during Halloween hours, sometimes called “No Candy” laws. In some states, the limitations may prohibit registered offenders from leaving their homes or opening doors at all on Halloween night. Others may restrict them from participating in distributing candy and other treats and may prohibit other activities.

The Utah Department of Corrections explains that in our state there are no specific Halloween sex offender laws.”

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In other states, such as Louisiana, other remedies to the aforementioned have been applied. The St John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office distributed signs back in October to homes where registered sex offenders lived that instructed trick-or-treaters to not approach the home.

A similar approach to the one taken in St John the Baptist Parish was attempted in Butts County, Georgia back in 2019. However, Federal District Judge Marc Treadwell issued a 25-page ruling on October 28th, 2019, that ruled in favor of sex offenders not having signs placed outside their homes on Halloween to warn parents.

District Judge Treadwell’s ruling noted that Butts County Sheriff Gary Long’s efforts to place signs warning parents about registered sex offenders during Halloween was “not based on any determination that the Plaintiffs are dangerous. Nor is the Sheriff’s sign-posting founded on Georgia law. Rather, the Sheriff’s decision is based solely on the fact that the Plaintiffs’ names remain on Georgia’s registry of sex offenders.”