Officials in Coffee County are crediting alert neighbors with the arrest of a convicted sex offender from California.
52-year-old Timothy Hebel was convicted of rape by force and a lewd act on a child under the age of 14 in California.
Hebel was out-of-compliance as a sex offender since 1996.
He has reportedly been living in western Coffee County for a number of years and is now charged with failure to register as a sex offender in Alabama.
Officials say it's a priority to identify pedophiles and get them registered, that way residents can take the necessary precautions.
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