Man providing day care services in home charged with sexually abusing a child

MS News Now

By Michael Clark

(WMC) – Police say a man who ran an home day care is under arrest and charged with sexually abusing a child.

Richard Dewayne Marsee, 45, is accused of fondling a child under the age of 16.

During the investigation, detectives say they uncovered that Marsee and his wife were running some type of day care service out of their home.

Southaven police say the crime took place on the same property as the home day care, but it’s unclear if any of the children using the home day care’s services were present at the time of the alleged incident.

Neighbors told WMC Action News 5 that they have seen parents dropping off several children at the house.

Investigators are trying to determine if the home was required to be licensed by the state of Mississippi to be a day care center.

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