Michelle Nicole Hidalgo, a 28-year-old nanny from Antioch, has been charged with three new counts of child molestation and using a minor for sex acts. These charges are in addition to the four counts of distribution of child pornography she was previously charged with. Hidalgo remains in jail in Richmond with her bail raised to $2.7 million.
Hidalgo was arrested in late September after police received a tip from a social media company about her sharing lewd images of a baby girl. Upon further investigation, police discovered chats between Hidalgo and a man who requested more explicit photos of the girl. Hidalgo admitted to sharing the pictures but claimed it was a one-time mistake.
However, police now allege that Hidalgo molested the girl at the direction of the man, who asked her to engage in increasingly harmful acts and document them. The girl’s parents had hired Hidalgo through Care.com, a website connecting parents with nannies and babysitters, and she was not known to them prior to her employment.
Authorities are still investigating the possibility of additional victims. Anyone with information about Hidalgo is urged to contact Senior Inspector Darryl Holcombe at email@example.com.