SAN ANTONIO -- As a parent, you'll do anything to keep your kids children, and protecting kids from a child predator is a top priority. A quick search online can show you where registered sex offenders live but now there's a new easy way to find out where they're working.
Family Watchdog maps out where registered sex offenders live and work, with a picture of the offender and information about the crime. News 4 showed parents at Lion's Park how the website works.
Jennifer Quintela and Julian Nealy discovered a registered sex offender living near their northwest side home works at a family-friendly restaurant not far away.
"I didn't even know that was available for us to have and for us parents, that's a very good tool to use," Quintela said.
Roseann Jones discovered one offender living near her home is self-employed and another man is working at a car dealership.
"I, unfortunately, was raped as a child. And being raped as a child, it wasn't like, 'ha ha ha, I'm coming to get you,' or nothing like that. They progressively start with you. They tell you they're your friend and build a respect and build a trust factor," Jones said. She said she is extremely protective of her children because of her past experiences.
If you'd like to stay informed and check out the Family Watchdog website, click here
For the Texas Department of Public Safety sex offender registry, click here