This is how this story is going to conclude after you read every word – Lydia Lerma is a total badass.
Lydia Lerma found out that her son was molested by a man who lived with her ex-husband (allegedly).
But the authorities weren’t that much help with apprehending.
SO this bad-ass woman flew down to Mexico, where had fled, and caught his ass himself.
Here’s the incredible story:
The Coloradoan reported that Fort Collins resident Lydia Lerma traveled to Mexico to find 27-year-old Andrew Vanderwal, who is currently being held in the Larimer County Jail on charges of sexual assault on a child.
In an emotional video posted to Facebook in May 2017 titled “Catch A Pedophile,” Lerma discussed her dissatisfaction with law enforcement’s efforts in finding Vanderwal after she had just learned through local reports that his car was found abandoned along the U.S.-Mexico border in El Paso, Texas.
“We were never notified of that,” Lerma said in the Facebook video, adding that when she had met with the Larimer County District Attorney’s Office in the beginning of 2017, they essentially told her to back off of the investigation.
They “basically told me to cool my jets and let them do their job,” she said in the video. “I was doing what any mother would do.”
Vanderwal was roommates with Lerma’s ex-husband, giving him access to the couple’s son, according to the Coloradoan. Vanderwal would pick up Lerma’s then 6-year-old son and 12-year-old daughter from school and look after them while their dad was at work, the newspaper reported.
Vanderwal even bought the boy a $250 bike and Nike sneakers, the Coloradoan reported. The boy and Vanderwal were so close, that the boy would call him “Uncle Drew,” according to the newspaper.
The case against Vanderwal began in October 2016, when Lerma’s ex-husband reported to Fort Collins Police that Vanderwal had allegedly sexually abused their son, the Coloradoan reported.
Three days later, after the boy told police that Vanderwal touched him inappropriately on multiple occasions, Vanderwal allegedly made a confession to the boy’s father in a phone call recorded by police, the Coloradoan reported, citing police reports.
Vanderwal was subsequently arrested, but he posted bond the next day with funds provided by his parents, according to the local paper.
More than six months later, Lerma became “really, really angry” with law enforcement after learning of the discovery of Vanderwal’s car through the news, rather than from investigators, she said in the Facebook video.
So she went down to Mejico and caught him herself!!!
Here’s Lydia talking about her successful hunt:
And that’s how this amazing story ends – Lydia Lerma is a total badass.
Here’s another video from her account about how she was hunting this [alleged] scumbag down:
You can help her out with donations if you like here: