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Baby sitter faces more charges tied to sex-offender boyfriend

Posted October 4, 2012 5:54 p.m. EDT

— A Fayetteville woman arrested in July after authorities said she allowed her boyfriend, a convicted sex offender, to live with her while she ran a baby-sitting business in her home now faces more charges in the case, authorities said Thursday.

Yvonne Monroe, 52, was initially charged with baby-sitting while harboring a known sex offender. Cumberland County Sheriff's Office investigators said they found she was caring for six more children than originally thought, so they filed another six charges.

Monroe operates Mema's Daycare out of her home, at 5110 Utile Drive, and authorities said she allowed Theodore Brazell to live in the home in late July.

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 arrested on July 27 on a charge of failing to change his address in the sex offender registry, and he remains in the Cumberland County jail under a $386,000 bond.

Monroe was in the jail Thursday afternoon, but her bond hadn't been set.

Anyone who knows of other children that Monroe might have exposed to a registered sex offender while in her care is asked to call the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office at 910-323-1500.