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A Boston nanny has been arrested on child sexual abuse material charges.
The Boston Police Department said on Wednesday that 36-year-old Stephanie Lak, described in media reports as a longtime nanny, had been arrested after an investigation prompted by a tip-off from messaging app company Kik.
She's accused of possessing and distributing child sexual abuse material, and has not yet made a plea. Her alleged victims were as young as three years old, an ABC report said.
Lak's home was raided by officers on Tuesday and several electronic devices were seized.
Under questioning from police, Lak allegedly admitted using Kik, sharing 100 files containing sexual abuse material and discussing the content with other users.
One of the people the nanny was allegedly messaging was a man in Minneapolis being investigated for the alleged sexual abuse of children. Lak is accused of encouraging the man to abuse children in his care and suggesting ways of doing so, NBC reports.
"There is no bigger betrayal than people tasked with teaching, protecting, or caring for children sexually exploiting and violating them. And to be very clear, possessing and disseminating child pornography hurts children," said Suffolk Country District Attorney Rachael Ross.
Prosecutors are now trying to identify all families the woman worked for.
She has been released on $5000 bail and ordered her to stay away from children and not to use any babysitting or nanny apps.