The father of a two year-old girl ‘molested’ by her female day care worker called the woman a ‘fucking disgusting person’ as she was sentenced.
The man, who cannot be named to protect his daughter’s identity, hurled the insult at Tawny Symonds as she was sentenced to five years probation.
Symonds, 31, was accused of causing the toddler ‘blunt force trauma’ by inserting an object into her vagina at the day care facility she ran from her home in Mason City, Iowa.
As she was sentenced to five years probation Monday, her victim’s father shouted ‘You are a fucking disgusting person, and I hope karma gets to you.’
Meanwhile, the little girl’s mom called her a ‘pedophile’ and blasted a plea deal that let Symonds, of Wells, Mn, escape with a prison sentence.
The victim’s mother said: ‘Just because she’s a woman, I guess that’s put to the side.
‘I feel like a plea deal is a slap in the face; she isn’t learning anything from this.’
Symonds was initially charged with second degree sexual abuse, assault with an object and child endangerment.
The plea deal saw all but the last charge dropped. Symonds then entered an ‘Alford plea’ – she did not admit guilt, but acknowledged prosecutors could probably prove the charge against her, the Globe Gazette reports.
Symonds was arrested for the crime in December 2016.
Asked about the plea deal after the hearing, Iowa Assistant Attorney General Scott Brown said the decision ‘was not entered into lightly’ and cited evidences, as well as chances of conviction and putting the victim through a trial.