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OPRAH is doing for the 10 Most-Wanted List what she did for the best-seller list.

For the second time in a week, the popular talk-show host is devoting her show to catching child predators.

Today's show is a victory lap for Oprah - after two perverts profiled last week were captured thanks to viewer tips to police.

Oprah's popular Web site lists eight child molesters - complete with pictures - who escaped prosecution by taking off while on bail. She has "personally" offered a $100,000 reward each for information leading to their capture.

It is the latest campaign for the woman who is known for working out her personal passions on national TV.

Staffers say they do not know yet if there will be more shows highlighting child molestors - but by scheduling two shows in a week on the subject, Oprah seems to be signalling that she is on a sustained crusade.

"I have had enough," she says in a video message on the site. "With every breath in my body, and with you by my side, we are going to move heaven and earth to stop an evil that's been going on far too long."

The six remaining fugitives on her list appear to be from FBI files.

Niles Scott, 50, who was wanted for rape and kidnapping charges, was captured last Wednesday in Belize, turned in by a woman who knew him and knew where he had fled.

A neighbor of William C. Davis, 33, turned him in to cops last Thursday after she saw his mug shot posted on Winfrey's Web site. She had helped nurse him when he broke his leg in a car accident. - Post TV Writer

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