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Deputies: Baby sitter allowed sex-offender boyfriend to live with her

Posted August 1, 2012
Updated August 2, 2012

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— 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. Deputies: Baby sitter allowed sex-offender boyfriend to live with her Deputies: Baby sitter allowed sex-offender boyfriend to live with her

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.

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  • gabewilliams12 Aug 2, 7:11 p.m.

    by the way.. all the babysitter had to do was google his name. it is there all day long. She should have went to ncdoc.com if you have a record in nc, it is there.

  • gabewilliams12 Aug 2, 7:00 p.m.

    @onelove when I read that part about a former police chief, i spit my sprite all over the floor. If she has a day care business, and it is legal, she knew good and well that he could not be there. I wouldnt date a known child molestor anyway.

  • OneLove Aug 2, 3:26 p.m.

    "he is a former police chief" ---- SHUT UP! REALLY? good gosh.

  • TipTip Aug 2, 3:22 p.m.

    FYI: THEODORE HIGUERA BRAZELL
    Race: W
    Sex: Male Eyes: BROWN
    Height: 5'8 Hair: GREY OR PARTIALLY GREY
    Weight 219 lbs. Age/DOB: 1/8/1956
    Offense or Statute
    Offense/Statute: INDECENT LIBERTY MINOR Date Convicted: 22 March 2006 ***Collected from this official state registry website ***

    GOOGLE IS OUR FRIEND!!!

  • knomelove Aug 2, 3:07 p.m.

    Don't know where you people are getting your info, but he is not a sex offender for peeing in public!!! The reason he is in fact a sex offender is cause he had indecent liberties with a minor. He also failed to change his address when he moved which is a violation

  • pja1357 Aug 2, 3:05 p.m.

    Check these people out before you get involved and even more so before you would allow some "boyfriend" to move in with you. She should have been even more careful knowing that she was running a babysitting service. How is she going to feel if something did happen to one of those children in her care? This is another reason why these "home daycares" raise a brow with me. OMG and he is a former police chief. He knew good and well that he was doing wrong. FRY them both!! Be aware of someone who advertises babysitting on craigslist!!!

  • SportsLover75 Aug 2, 2:43 p.m.

    babsd24-- 100% agree!!

  • SportsLover75 Aug 2, 2:36 p.m.

    Well then you will know that daycare/babysitters are required while you work. If someone were to trust her to take care of their child they must not have known a sex offender was living in the home. Its states in the article that ONE of the reasons he is behind bars is because he hadn't registered himself. So the lady herself may not have known what he was really all about. You may think a sex offender has no chance of getting near your family, but there some are well dressed, easy going, smart people you'd never expect of being sick in the head. They could be your family or friends. It happens everyday and people are always shocked to find out it was someone they trusted so much.

  • OneLove Aug 2, 2:07 p.m.

    jacamoe ~ a criminal background on the babysitter wouldn't have been worth the paper it was written on in this case.

  • jacamoe Aug 2, 2:06 p.m.

    All people that are babysitters or teachers should have criminal backgrounds done. All teachers have to so babysitters are really no different.

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