ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- The ex-wife of convicted sexual predator James Lyons is speaking out only to Action News. The woman, who did not want to share her identity, says tougher laws need to be passed to keep people like Lyons off the streets.
She fears her ex-husband will reoffend now that he's again a free man after being arrested for sexually attacking dogs.
Deputies and school officials have been warning parents about Lyons, who lives just feet away from a school bus stop.
"He's very dangerous. He needs to never be out," said Lyons' ex-wife.
According to police, he's not breaking any laws and unless he is convicted of attacking animals their hands are tied.
The woman says she was married to Lyons for six years. Their marriage ended after she found out about his crimes against children and reported it to police.
He served 13 years for sexually abusing minors but she says that sentence was not enough.
"It's not just animals. Animals might be his fallback, but children are not safe around him," said Lyons' ex-wife.
Action News went to Lyons' home for comment but no one came to the door.
Lyons' ex-wife is working with a group called Together Against Predators to help change sex predator laws.