DA: Former NYC Babysitter Indicted After Sexual Abuse Of A Child

Author: Staff
Date Published: 11/09/2015
Credit: Manhattan DA
Credit: Manhattan DA

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A man who previously worked as a babysitter or nanny to several Manhattan families has been indicted under charges of sexually abusing a child and retaining images of the abuse over a period of six years while the child was under his care, officials said.

According to a statement from the Manhattan District Attorney, Milton Narvaez, 33, had dozens of images of children in his possession, as well as video of him explicitly abusing a boy he babysat for. The alleged assault was discovered during a routine investigation of peer-to-peer image sharing of child sexual assault through online sharing platforms, according to the statement.

“Based on the images and videos found on the defendant’s phone, computer, and external hard drive, we suspect that he may have abused more children in his care,” Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance said in a statement.

According to the statement, the abuse of other children under Narvaez’ care is still being investigated. No other children have been identified.

Narvaez allegedly abused the child over a period of six years, beginning in 2008. According to the DA’s statement, the abuse was sustained from when the child was six to approximately twelve years old.

According to the statement, Narvaez also worked as a custodian at the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church in Midtown.

Any parents whose children might have been cared for by Narvaez, attended events or programs at the Armenian church, or had any contact with the defendant is asked to call the Manhattan DA’s Office Child Abuse hotline at (212) 335-4308.