Rapper Mystikal's house on sex offender check list
PRAIRIEVILLE - Rapper Mystikal was in rare form when he answered the door in his Superman boxers during a routine sex offender compliance check.
Mystikal, who's real name is Michael Tyler, was convicted of sexual battery in 2004 making him a lifetime sex offender.
"I don't do the pity party thing, I have to participate in sex offender groups and stuff like that, it don't stop your life man," said Mystikal.
The check was part of an effort to ensure sex offenders aren't breaking the rules this Halloween.
Sheriff's deputies across the area hit the road this week to make sure sex offenders in their areas were in compliance with the law before kids hit the streets for trick-or-treating.
Deputies said they frequently check in with offenders to ensure they're meeting registration laws and aren't slipping up. This week they're reminding sex offenders that they can't hand out candy, dress up, or even answer the door on Halloween night.
"Just to be in their eye, knowing that we're watching them, knowing that if we catch them, they go back to jail, and we keep them informed and we keep the community informed of what our goal is, maybe we can help that victim out," said Sgt. Tony Tureau with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office.
Authorities said a visible presence on their part helps keep even the most deviant felons in line.
As for Mystikal, a father himself, he knows how important the checks are to ensure children in Ascension Parish don't become victims.
"I have the same fears that most parents have, I don't have an offense against no young kids, or nothing like that, which don't make my offense no better, but still, protect your kids man, protect your kids, our kids are the most important thing we have," said Mystikal.
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