Oprah's 'Watch List' Leads to Two Arrests
October 11, 2005

Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey has declared war on child sex offenders. Within 48 hours of launching her child predators watch list and showing pictures of wanted fugitives, two suspected child molesters wanted by the FBI were caught.

On Tuesday's "Oprah," the two viewers from North Dakota who turned in one of the suspected child molesters were hailed as heroes. And as Oprah promised, the courageous women received $100,000 in reward money for the tip that led to the arrest of William C. Davis, a convicted child molester wanted on new charges in Indiana.

"This is a full circle moment for me," Oprah said on her show. "For me to have been raped when I was 9 years old and molested since I was 4, that I get to put people behind bars who did this to me, what they are now doing to other children."

"I know this is what I'm supposed to be doing with my life," Oprah added.

On Tuesday's "Good Morning America," Oprah said this is just the beginning of her fight against pedophiles who are roaming the streets. "I will be there with thousands of mothers when they go to trail," she promised. "But the most important thing for me is changing the laws in this country."

Oprah plans to feature the faces of the FBI's most wanted child molesters on her Web site, oprah.com, every Friday.


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