No, not all the same thing, not at all. The focus of the press release was what law enforcement needs to be doing on Halloween to address the only verified source of harm to children, which is automobiles. How many children have been reported as molested on Halloween by anyone? We do not know. How many children have been reported as molested on Halloween by someone on a sex offense registry? As far as extensive research has revealed, zero. For the statistics, the citations, and the full scope of how misplaced the fear of registrants on Halloween is, read https://narsol.org/2017/09/the-official-yearly-halloween-report/. And to totally clarify the allegation of the press release and the article about it: Automobiles are a verified source of harm — 4 times greater than normal — to children during Halloween activities. Registered sex offenders are not. There is no INCREASED risk to children of sexual harm from anyone on Halloween over any other time of the year and ZERO reported instances of sexual harm to children on Halloween by a registered citizen.