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December 5, 2013

DA: Nanny left 2-year-old alone in apartment

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It’s unclear what sort of vetting, if any, the Waltham-based Care.com site performs.

Meredith Robertson, a spokeswoman for the company, which also runs listings for other types of caregivers as well as pet-sitting, said the firm is cooperating with law enforcement and therefore “cannot comment on the specifics.”

She went on to say, “We’re deeply disappointed by this situation, and our thoughts are with the family.”

The site offers access to optional “background checks” on potential caregivers, but a disclaimer on the site notes that the website does not endorse or recommend caregivers “nor is it responsible for the conduct of any care provider or care seeker.”

The site also says those using the site are “solely responsible for selecting an appropriate care provider.”

A pretrial hearing is scheduled for Jan. 31.

Courts reporter Julie Manganis can be reached at 978-338-2521, via email at jmanganis@salemnews.com or on Twitter @SNJulieManganis.

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