Deputies: Baby sitter allowed sex-offender boyfriend to live with her
Posted August 1, 2012
Updated August 2, 2012
Fayetteville, N.C. — A 52-year-old Fayetteville woman was arrested after authorities said she allowed her boyfriend, a convicted sex offender, to live with her while she ran a baby-sitting business inside her home.
Cumberland County Sheriff’s deputies said Wednesday that Yvonne Monroe's boyfriend, Theodore Brazell, lived with her at 5110 Utile Road during the time she took care of two children and advertised her baby-sitting services on Craigslist.
Brazell, 56, is the former police chief of Southern Shores in Dare County. He was convicted in 2006 on three counts of taking indecent liberties with a minor, according to the North Carolina Sex Offender Registry.
He was in the Cumberland County jail Wednesday morning under a $170,000 bond for failing to change his address in the state's sex offender registry. He will be in court on Aug. 16.
Monroe was charged with baby-sitting while harboring a known sex offender and will make her first court appearance on Aug. 12.
A spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office said the two children in Monroe’s care were not harmed, but deputies are continuing to investigate whether more children were in the home during the time Brazell lived there.