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Manatee woman charged with sexual battery of kids

MANATEE — A Manatee woman has been arrested on sexual battery and lewd exhibition charges after an 8-year-old boy and his 7-year-old sister told authorities she molested the girl, performed sex acts in front of them and also molested their 2-year-old sister.

Manatee County Sheriff’s Office reports say Tawnya Rae Burrows, 30, often had care of the children while their father was away, the sheriff’s report said.

The girl also told authorities Burrows put on a pornographic movie in front of the children, the sheriff’s report said.

Detectives arrested Burrows Saturday on three counts of sexual battery, four counts of lewd and lascivious exhibition and a count of introduction of obscene material to a minor.

She was being held in the Manatee County jail on $71,000 bond.

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