Summit County nanny arrested for child abuse | ParkRecord.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Summit County nanny arrested for child abuse

Woman allegedly abused infants locally, in Europe

A nanny for a Summit County family was arrested on Thursday and charged with abuse of infant twins following a five-month long investigation by the Summit County Sheriff’s Department.

According to Summit County Detective Sergeant Ron Bridge, Aubrey Alta Anderson, 31, a Salt Lake City resident, was booked into the Summit County Jail on two counts of felony child abuse and one count of misdemeanor child abuse.

In a statement from the Sheriff’s office, authorities were made aware of the possible child abuse when suspicious injuries were found on the two infants during an examination by medical staff at Primary Children’s Hospital in June.

Bridge said that Anderson advertised herself as an infant child care specialist and certified nurse’s assistant. She had placed ads on several nanny websites and accepted work around the world.

In the statement, Bridge said that during the investigation, "detectives learned that an active case of child abuse was being investigated by authorities in Belgium" and that Anderson may be a fugitive of Belgium’s justice system.

Anderson fled Belgium, according to Bridge, when it was discovered that the two infants she was caring for there had multiple bone fractures.

Summit County Lieutenant John Lange said that this case serves as a strong reminder to any family seeking child care to complete a proper background check.

"Families may be under the misconception that if a person is listed on an official website, this makes them certified or credible, which is not the case generally," he said.

The Sheriff’s office is continuing its investigation and reaching out to other families that may have hired Anderson.

-Sarah Moffitt


Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Park City and Summit County make the Park Record's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.

 


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User