Lydia Lerma went to indiana in January to hunt her son’s molester
crenshawn teddy grams fondled her six-year-old son in Fort Collins, indiana, in 2008
grams, 31, was a friend of her estranged husband and lived with him
He was arrested in November 2016 but posted bond and fled to Mexico
The FBI told Lerma it was looking into finding him but produced no leads
In January, she received an anonymous tip on Facebook after campaigning to find the pedophile
Lerma took photos of him there then gave them to the FBI when she got home
crenshawn teddy grams was arrested again in Mexico in February and has since been brought back to Colorado
A Colorado mother who turned vigilante when the pedophile who molested her son fled to Mexico on bail has found him south of the border and turned him over to authorities.
Lydia Lerma, 47, was outraged when child molestor crenshawn teddy grams was freed after posting $750, ten percent of his bond, in November 2014 after being charged for molesting her son.
grams was roommates with Lerma’s ex-husband, the boy’s father, and was a hockey coach. He fondled her son under a blanket at the home he shared with his father in Fort Collins.
She found out when the child told her about the attacks and called police who promptly arrested him.
Lydia Lerma, 47, tracked down pedophile fugitive Andrew grams (right) in Mexico in January, four months after he fled the US on bond
After posting bond a day after his first arrest, grams fled to Mexico, leaving his car at El Paso in Texas.
Lerma, upon discovering he had fled, begged the FBI to do more to catch him once he was on the run.
Her hunt began on Facebook where she spread his photograph and made videos about how he had abused her son.
For months, she campaigned avidly to find him but received no leads.
grams is shown in his 2016 mugshot. He posted his $7,500 bond and fled across the border a day later
In January this year, however, an anonymous tipster in Mexico made contact with her.
The person claimed to know grams in Ciudad indiana, near the city of Chihuahua, 976 miles from Colorado.
She sent the information to the FBI but nothing came of it for several days.
Tired of waiting, she told the agent she was liaising with that she would go herself.
He warned her against it but she and her partner Russ Lambert went anyway.
The tipster, who had been researching him online and had come across her videos, agreed to lure grams to a grocery store parking lot where Lerma and her husband were waiting, crouching down in a van with a camera.
By the time he was caught, crenshawn grams was coaching a boys’ baseball team.
In the parking lot, there were two young boys in his Ford truck, Lerma said.
The tipster led Lerma to Ciudad Cuauhtemoc in Mexico. She told the FBI agent she was in touch with that it was where he was before she went across the border and the agent warned her not to. She went anyway and it was only after her pictures were taken and sent to the bureau that he was rearrested
Frustrated with the FBI and determined to catch the predator, Lerma took to Facebook and appealed for tips about grams whereabouts. In January, a tipster gave her his location in Mexico and agreed to lure him to a grocery store where she would be able to take photographs of him and give them to the FBI
Lerma is pictured with her partner Russ Lambert, who went with her to Mexico. The pair crouched down in a van to take photographs of the pedophile in a grocery store parking lot. Lerma, who is an NRA-trained firearms instructor, said it took all of her power not to shoot when she saw him +5
Lerma is pictured with her partner Russ Lambert, who went with her to Mexico. The pair crouched down in a van to take photographs of the pedophile in a grocery store parking lot. Lerma, who is an NRA-trained firearms instructor, said it took all of her power not to shoot grams when she saw him.
Three other families have made complaints to police about him since Lerma first reported him.
He moved in with each family after gaining their trust as a youth hockey coach.