May 1, 2021
A Boston nanny who cops claim had a twisted “sexual interest” in children and allegedly tried to recruit other babysitters into the sick scheme has been arrested.
According to cops, Stephanie Lak, 36, faces a mountain of child pornography charges.
She has pleaded not guilty.
But Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins’s office alleges Lak admitted to sending and receiving more than 100 sexual abuse files.
In addition, she also allegedly confessed to discussing the sexual abuse of underage kids online with like-minded social media users. She was arraigned in Boston on charges of possession of child pornography and distribution of material of a child in a sex act.
The Boston Herald reported that Lak was listed on an online babysitter marketplace just last month.
“It’s clear she has access to children,” Asst. District Attorney Nicole Poirier said, alleging, “she has a long history of being a nanny … and she has a sexual interest in children.”
Poirier claims cops have records of Lak discussing sexual abuse with a Minnesota babysitter.
“(Lak) is having these conversations with someone who is actively sexually abusing his children, and encouraging him to do that and suggesting ways that he should do that,” Poirier alleged, the Herald reported.
Lak was exposed by a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children on March 2 that she was uploading child porn to the KIK app and Boston cops took over the probe from there.
Cops seized a laptop and three cellphones from her home.
Detectives allege they have identified victims as young as three years old in Lak’s child smut files.
Court documents accuse the nanny of discussing sexually abusing an infant online.
In court this week, Lak sobbed and shook as the charges were read. She has been released on bail and is barred from being around children under 18.