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Yvonne Monroe and Theodore Higuera Brazell (Cumberland Co. Sheriff's Office)

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Authorities in Cumberland County said they have arrested a Fayetteville woman after she allowed a sex offender to live with her while she operated a day care in her home.

The Fayetteville Observer reported that 52-year-old Yvonne Monroe was charged Wednesday with operating a baby-sitting service in the home of a sex offender.

Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Debbie Tanna said the offense is a misdemeanor,

Tanna said Monroe advertised her child-care services on Craigslist and cared for at least two children in her home while boyfriend Theodore Higuera Brazell lived there.

The 56-year-old Brazell is a registered sex offender who is charged with two counts of violating the state’s Sex Offender Registry guidelines.

Monroe is currently free on bond. It’s not known if she has an attorney.

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