In 2017, a couple took to the internet to find a care giver for their child. They utilized the website care.com and made a selection, hiring Osama Alamri, 27, of Salt Lake City to care for their young son.
Earlier this month the mother came to authorities to say that her son was having pain in his genitals and aggressive behavior issues. According to charging documents, the boy disclosed that Alamari had been "touching" him since at least July and that “It hurted bad. ... It felt like being chomped up by a wolf and I was sad.”
Alamari, was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail on August 9th on a charge of aggravated sexual abuse of a child. His bail was set at $500,000 cash only as he is in the country on a visa from Saudi Arabia that is set to expire in a week. If he were to make bail, he may have to surrender his passport.
According to the care.com website, which describes itself as the "world's largest online family care platform," began implementing an enhanced caregiver screening in July.
While the new screening is set to include a check of the National Sex Offender refistry and other federal and county criminal background checks, the changes will not be implemented retroactively. “Not all caregivers on Care.com are background checked today. However, we expect a significant majority of caregivers that families can connect with on our service will have been (checked) by the end of 2019 and we ask for your patience as we work to complete this change.”