An Eastern Kentucky woman says she was only protecting her children, but ultimately led police to a man wanted for failing to register as a sex offender.
It started as a rumor, some information passed along to this woman, who preferred not to reveal her voice or identity.
"We just happened to run across this and acted on it and took care of it and now our kids are safe for the time being," she said.
What she ran across was a man she and her children met several weeks earlier. A man she ultimately checked up on, on the national registry for sex offenders.
"It enraged me, absolutely just enraged me, knowing this guy was here, what he had done, and he had preyed on kids ages five to nine, little girls," she said.
She alerted police to 44 year old Matthew John Schreiber of Oregon. Police say after some investigating, they found Schreiber had not notified the proper authorities in Oregon he was leaving town and had failed to register as a sex offender in Kentucky.
"He was gonna be in the city park, for a wedding. The tip led to his arrest," said Officer Tony Conn with the Pikeville Police Department.
Police say by teaching your kids simple safety tips and checking the sex offender registry, their safety doesn't have to be left up to the authorities.
For more information on how to better protect your children or check the status of registered sex offenders, you can log on to the Kentucky State Police website at http://www.kentuckystatepolice.org.