Former Mason City day care operator accused of sex abuse
MASON CITY | Sex abuse charges have filed against a woman who once operated an in-home day care in Mason City.
Tawny Marie Symonds, 30, of Wells, Minnesota, was arrested Wednesday on charges of felony second-degree sex abuse, sexual assault and child endangerment.
Mason City police say the investigation began in February at a home where Symonds operated an in-home daycare.
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