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Complaint Review: Care.com, Matrix Partners, Trinity Ventures, Sheila Marcelo, Nick Beim, Patricia Nakache, Reid Hoffm
Care.com, Matrix Partners, Trinity Ventures, Sheila Marcelo, Nick Beim, Patricia Nakache, Reid Hoffm1400 Main St. Waltham, Massachusetts U.S.A.
Care.com, Matrix Partner, Trinity Venures, Nick Beim, Patricia Nakache, Reid Hoffm Care.com CEO Blames Parents for the Care.com Sexual Predator Waltham Massachusetts
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A New York college student studying to be a teacher is now under arrest.
Police say he sexually abused three young boys while babysitting and cops believe there could be more victims.
Authorities say he was studying early childhood education at Hunter College, but Thursdsay, they arrested 21-year-old Johnathan Then charging him with molesting at least 3 different boys.
One of the cases on east 78th street involving an 8-year-old, there was also allegedly another 8-year-old victim, and a 10-year-old who he allegedly molested in Tribeca.
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Information about Then was posted on care.com , where he advertised for babysitting jobs touting himself "very experienced&", having worked at summer day camps, all-boys sleep-away sports cams, day care, and as a classroom assistant for two private schools in the city.
Parents on the Upper East Aide, are now concerned.
"It's awful, it's shocking, but hopefully it's newsworthy, because it's a rare instance, rather than something that's more commonplace," said Diane Halpern.
A spokesman at care.com insists that applicants are pre-screened.
Some parents told Eyewitness News that they aren't too comfortable searching the internet for babysistters especially since the negativity surrounding the alleged Craigslist murder.
"I honestly don't trust anyone through the internet, that's just my experience. I just feel like it's too unknown...I mean, people can say anything they want and you really have no way of verifying that," said Paula Lascano.
Care.com CEO Sheila Lirio Marcelo issued a statement late Friday:
"We are aware of these charges, and we are dismayed and saddened that families may have had these experiences with their caregiver. We have immediately removed the caregiver's profile from our service, and we are reviewing the situation closely with our Member Care and law enforcement officials. We will fully cooperate with the authorities to ensure child care safety. Care.com subjects all caregivers to a review process before including their profile on the site, then offers our members background checks for every caregiver listed on Care.com. As an internet marketplace focused on safety and security, we strongly encourage our members to run a background check, check references, and hold an in-person interview before hiring a caregiver for their families -- steps that should be taken when hiring a caregiver from any source. It is our mission to make sure all Care.com members have the safest, most secure experience possible when searching for care for their loved ones."
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