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Former Boston nanny Stephanie Lak pleads guilty in child pornography case


An accused former Boston nanny pleaded guilty on Wednesday to child pornography charges. Stephanie Lak, 37, of Roxbury, was arrested in April 2021 after a tip-off from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. She was charged with possession of child pornography and distributing material of a child in a sexual act. “Tell me in your own words why you are here today,” Judge Michael Doolin asked Lak. “Guilty plea,” she replied. Lak was sentenced to three years in prison, then she will be probationed for 10 years, with restrictions that prohibit her from living with, working with or being with children. Lak was arrested last year. following an investigation that began with a tip-off to law enforcement from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The victims were 5- and 3-year-old girls, according to the documents.” The defendant initially said she did not know the person who shared the child pornography videos, but later admitted – in a subsequent interview to receiving – and then returning – approximately 100 files of child pornography through the social media app Kik,” said Assistant District Attorney Nicole Poirier. Investigators seized a laptop and a cellphone in connection with the case. They say that investigators found seven videos and photos in Kik, a messaging app.If this case had gone to trial, the prosecution planned to introduce evidence proving that Lak had even sent non-sexual photos of children of whom she was the nanny to someone she was chatting with online.These conversations, according to the prosecution, were “some of the most grotesque online discussions the Commonwealth has ever heard”, about how to sexually abuse children. Investigators contacted parents and guardians who may have had contact with Lak through the Care.com site. Officials previously said Lak got jobs as a nanny and caregiver through the SitterCity.com site.

An accused former Boston nanny pleaded guilty on Wednesday to child pornography charges.

Stephanie Lak, 37, of Roxbury, was arrested in April 2021 after a tip-off from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. She was charged with possession of child pornography and distributing material of a child in a sexual act.

“Tell me in your own words why you are here today,” Judge Michael Doolin asked Lak.

“Guilty plea,” she replied.

Lak was sentenced to three years in prison, then she will be on probation for 10 years, with restrictions that prohibit her from living with, working with or being with children.

Lak was arrested last year following an investigation that began with a tip-off to law enforcement from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Court documents show that investigators found that Lak discussed performing sex acts on a baby in his conversations. At the time of the charges, the alleged victims were 5- and 3-year-old girls, according to the documents.

“The defendant initially said she did not know the person who shared the child pornography videos, but then admitted – in a later interview to having received – and then returned – approximately 100 files of child pornography through the app. social media Kik,” said Assistant District Attorney Nicole Poirier.

Investigators seized a laptop and a cell phone in connection with the case. They say investigators found seven videos and photos in Kik, a messaging app.

If that case had gone to trial, the prosecution planned to present evidence proving that Lak had even sent non-sexual photos of children she was nannying to someone she was chatting with online.

These conversations, according to the prosecution, were “some of the most grotesque online discussions the Commonwealth has ever heard”, about how to sexually abuse children.

Investigators contacted parents and guardians who may have been in contact with Lak through Care.com.

Officials previously said Lak got a job as a nanny and caregiver through the SitterCity.com site.

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