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Waterloo man accused of sex abuse at in-home daycare

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A Waterloo man is accused of sexually abusing a child at an in-home daycare.

Investigators believe that, on Aug. 29, Bradley Yousse took a 7-year-old girl to a basement bathroom at his home at 422 Baltimore St.

It's there that investigators say Yousse made sexual contact with the girl.

According to court documents, the girl ran from Yousse, and told her mother what happened when the mother came to pick the girl up.

Yousse was arrested and charged with indecent contact with a child.

The Department of Human Services is investigating the incident.

The daycare is registered to Annette Yousse. It's unclear what, if any, relationship Annette has to Bradley.

Police documents show the victim was visibly upset when asked about the incident by investigators.

Bradley Yousse could not be contacted for comment, though KWWL reached out to him at his home. His stepson answered the door.

"I'd like to help, but at this point, I can tell you he's not the kind of guy that would do this," he said.

Family members also told KWWL that they plan to close the in-home daycare in light of these allegations. However, according to records on the Department of Human Services website, the Yousses are still licensed to care for eight children.

DHS representatives said they can't release information on an active investigation, but it is possible they could revoke the daycare's license.

"We're definitely going to have to be moving if he's registered as a sex offender," Yousse's stepson said.

DHS does conduct household background checks when licensing daycares.

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