Pitt County Sex Offender Accused Of Babysitting Children In Her Home

A registered sex offender is behind bars after investigators say she was babysitting children in her own home.

38-year-old Elvira Leyva-Maciel was arrested on Friday by the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office.

Leyva-Maciel was found guilty of indecent liberties with a child back in February of 2011, according to the Department of Corrections website.

Leyva-Maciel has been charged with felony childcare in sex offender home.

Pitt County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Christy Wallace says that the children were the those of Leyva-Maciel's friends.

She’s being held on a $25,000 bond.