AR parents concerned after nanny profile matches kidnapping suspect | Radio WGN 720


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KARK) – Parents in Hot Springs, Arkansas say they found what appears to be the profile of a woman arrested in connection with the kidnapping of a 17-year-old on a popular nanny site.

Dayla Ferrer, 19, was one of two people arrested in connection with the kidnapping that occurred in Hot Springs on Monday. The kidnapping triggered an AMBER Alert on Tuesday.

“How can someone who’s been involved in something like this just post on a nanny site, get access to these kids so easily?” said parent Jordan Teague.

Teague says she was shocked when she saw a screenshot of the profile on Facebook and now she says moms are questioning everything.

“Sometimes you need a last minute babysitter and it’s so easy to go to these sites, find them and get them to come,” Teague said.

The profile lists Ferrer’s name and qualifications: which include two years of experience and a note that reads, “I love kids and kids love me.”

Teague says the profile raises concerns.

“How can this be regulated? Can these sites do anything to make sure these people don’t post here? Teague said.

Teague says that for now she will only leave her children to someone she knows and trusts.

“You never really know people and their intentions, and your kids are too precious to play with,” Teague said.

She acknowledges that not everyone can stay home with their children or have their family watch them, but advises people to make sure they trust their babysitter before hiring them.

Teague says she’s grateful the kidnapped teenager has been found – but now her concern is Ferrer’s nanny profile.

KARK contacted the nanny site for additional information about background checks or required qualifications for its users, but received no response.


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