MASON CITY – A top political official and activist in Cerro Gordo county is calling for the removal of a judge who presided over the case of Tawny Symonds, a woman who was accused of molesting a child under 3 years of age.
Cerro Gordo county Republican Chairwoman Barbara Hovland sent the following statement today, after Judge Rustin Davenport presided over the case of Tawny Symonds. She was accused by police of molesting a girl under 3 years of age in her daycare and was sentenced to just probation for her heinous, despicable deeds.
Mrs. Hovland’s statement:
It is TIME! Time to remove the liberal judges from our Cerro Gordo courts! Probation? This Judge thinks probation is justice?
I am sitting here crying for this little baby girl who was tortured. We need to stand up and say, our children need justice when adults think it’s okay to abuse them.
I’m crying for her parents. I can’t imagine what they are going through.
Let’s pray for this sweet baby girl and her parents.