MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — A woman accused of sexually abusing a 2-year-old child at her Mason City in-home day care has been given five years of probation.

Court records say 31-year-old Tawny Symonds also was sentenced to a suspended five-year prison term at a hearing Monday in Mason City.

Symonds had submitted a written Alford plea in Cerro Gordo County District Court to child endangerment after prosecutors agreed to drop sexual abuse and assault charges. Under an Alford plea, a defendant does not admit guilt but acknowledges the state likely can prove the charge.

Symonds must pay more than $1,000 in restitution and is barred from contact with minors.

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She should be shot in front of the court house. Probation that is crazy. Criminals have more rights then the victims. Plus they dint put it on her record. So she’s free to do it again.

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Horrendous! She should serve time for this!

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