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Morningside Heights Playground in Manhattan

Received Thursday, May 10, 2007
Physical description of caregiver: White Male, about 5'5",straight brown shoulder length hair.

Physical description of involved child/children: Little boy approx 4yrs old w/brown hair, & little blond girl approx 2 yrs old.

Address or venue of observed incident: Morningside Heights Housing Corporation Playground (80 LaSalle Street), Manhattan, NY.

Date and time of incident: May 9th, 2007 5pm-6pm.

Detailed description of what you witnessed: This guy is either the caregiver or a really young father. He let the 2 year old girl run around the playground naked, completely naked, no diaper, no panties, no clothing! Once in a while he would slip a small polyester easy-off dress on her, and next thing she was naked and running around, bending over, and playing like all was normal. I pointed out what I saw to one of the caregivers, and the caregiver said the little girl is known for running around the playground naked, and the guy who takes care of her does very little about it. One of the caregivers at the playground said she is about to file a complaint with the NYPD because having children run around a playground naked could attract pedophiles to the playground.

If this guy is your nanny, please talk to him. If he is the father of this little girl, please still talk to him because as much as it is nice to see little kids running about "freely", we live in an unsafe world.

Thank you for letting me post this important message.

41 comments:

Anonymous said...

No, I don't think he is the father. I think I heard him call himself the "Manny". And the way he lets the little girl run around naked in public skeeves me out.

Anonymous said...

Some kids like to be naked, and I know that having no diaper/panties can sometimes make potty training a lot easier...but please, keep the nudity to your home or a nudist colony.

Anonymous said...

I think the Morningside Housing security officers are now aware of this. I noticed a lot of security activity around the playground. The guard who is there this afternoon (May 10th, 2007) is a no nonsense lady, and she will throw the "manny" out if she sees him letting the kid run around naked.

Anonymous said...

She's a little kid. Let her be one for as long as possible people.

confused in ca said...

are these housing projects?
like for poor people?
why would they have a nanny?

Anonymous said...

Who cares if they are naked. Pedophiles are attracted to kids. It doesn't matter if they are naked or not. Anyways it's perfectly normal in most other countries.

Anonymous said...

but not in this country

Anonymous said...

thats whats sad about this country

Anonymous said...

I have small children and it is very important to not have them veiwing other children naked. This sends a horrible message. I teach my children that their body is theirs alone and modesty. I know children like to be naked but my child should not see another child naked it is inappropriate

Anonymous said...

Funny, I'm not even thinking about the nudity part but the unsanitary nature of it. Leaving traces of pee and poop behind for someone else to touch or that girl's privates touching something gross on the playground...YUK!!!

Anonymous said...

I have a bad feeling about "Manny". Maybe he needs to be looked into.

Anonymous said...

I was wondering what the fuss about a naked 2 year old was? I let my just 3 year old run around the beach naked. She LOVES to be naked and very soon (when she goes to kindergarten) that innocent activity will be taken from her forever.

Anonymous said...

I am more upset by the comment that a naked little girl could attract a pedophile or molester isn't that he type of thinking that a woman wearing a short dress is looking to be raped. Why shouldn't a father allow his child to run naked to feel the warmth of the new Spring sun against her skin. And yes everything out of context is weird. Perhaps the child was discovering how fun it is to pull her dress off only to have poor dad replace it again and again and again...
And a man allowing that 'type of behaviour' is not to blame for attracting pedophiles to a park. Pedphiles naturally go to parks every day.
Why couldn't some of you do something productive and help him cope with the little girl....

Health Inspector said...

It is unsanitary to have a toddler running around the playground naked. Untreated human waste (urine & feaces) can transmit deadly diseases such as e-coli. Those of you who think it is okay for this child to pose such a health risk to other children and adults are just being selfish. I saw this kid too, and she was all over the slide, rubbing her bottom on it. Just because something is fun doesn't mean it should be done, especially when it puts others at risk. The parents and the manny need to be thrown out if they do such stupid, selfish things again.

Anonymous said...

If anyone is not happy about this country, they are welcome to pack their bags and go back to where people are free to roam naked.

Anonymous said...

4:18 PM: Naked inside is different than naked outside. Just like toddlers don't get special license to poop on the sidewalk because they can't hold it, toddlers don't get special license to be naked in public. A shirt off on a scorching day is one thing; total nudity is another.

Anonymous said...

I would be very concerned about the issue of sanitation, especially as the two year old is probably not fully potty trained. It is one thing to let your children go naked in your own yard, butit is irresponsible in a public playground.

Anonymous said...

Are you kidding me? What is the big deal about a naked 2 year old? God almighty. Sick. I wouldn't give it a 2nd thought. If the child is being watched, what is the problem?

lori v. cave garcia said...

There is a huge deal about a naked two year old. Are you kidding me? People are getting arrested these days for taking nude pictures of their own toddlers. In their own homes. I would most definitely have a problem with a nude child running around the playground. Most definitely. I would also be highly suspicious with regard to the individual who allowed such (and yes, especially because it was a male). Google "babysitter" male and you will see the problem.
This is NYC. If you want your child to run amuck nude, go away to the Catskills for the weekend.
Do not think for a second that a naked child at the park serves as anything less but a lure to attract even more deviants and freaks to the playground. Not too mention people who photograph children at parks from far away and use them on porn sites. (And that is when they HAVE clothes on).
All of this illegal and disgusting and yes, it really is a shame.

Anonymous said...

she doesn't want her child shopping with the riff raff at discount stores.

Anonymous said...

Some of you people need a reality check about playgrounds in NYC. Allowing a little toddler to regularly run around naked is an open invitation to every sick, perverted pedophile in the Tri-State area. These animals take photos of these kids for a living, and this certainly presents a major security problem for other kids in this playground. You parents/nannies defending this behavior may be well-intentioned, but you need to wake up and deal with the imperfect world we live in.

Anonymous said...

is it possible that manny lets the child run naked while his buddies are taking pics from afar for the porn?? just a thought

Kelly said...

Good point there! There may be a very sick reason behind the manny's letting the kid run around naked. This is also jeopardizing the other kids at the playground. It is known that pedophiles go after all kids (dressed or naked), but that does not mean that people should rub it in the pedophiles' face by having a child run around naked in public.

Anonymous said...

Is human feces and urine more unsanitary than dog feces and urine? Because dogs are allowed to urinate and deficate all over the park.

Anonymous said...

417-
um no-
they're not!

Anonymous said...

"human feces and urine more unsanitary than dog feces and urine."

Just because dogs pee wherever they want does not mean that we should revert to the Dark Ages and pee all over our streets, and do everything that dogs do (very long list). By not peeing in the streets, ot using buckets, we are preventing a lot of diseases.

Also dogs have to pee in the street because that is how they communicate with each other. If they had hands and could build toilets, and make & use cell phones they wouldn't need to pee in the street.

colleency said...

Responsible dog owners won't walk their dogs in a children's play area, or let them relieve themselves there. Cats, on the other hand .... Another really good reason the 2-yr old should wear shoes and a diaper.

Anonymous said...

my 6 kids Vanessa, VIncent, and Valentine 3, Corbin 2, Kiedis 18 months, and Lucy six months all LOVE to run naked but we keep it to our living room on lazy sundays and then only up to 30 minutes after their bath, and at the beach and even then only while in the water the minute their out we have a towel or something around them, we're not teaching them anything like bodies are wrong just that it's not healthy to run naked constantly, when we're at home on the weekends they spend 90% of their time indoors in diapers/pull-ups and underwear it's just a part of child hood and we're going to enjoy it while it last because in just a few years they will be locking the bedroom door to get dress and shrieking every time someone accidentally walks in on them in the bathroom. :) But we would NEVER in a million years let them run naked while in a busy public place where anything could be that guy doens't know what all happens at that park that's a great health risk

Anonymous said...

418, she is an innocent child. But what if allowing this two year old run naked results in the attention of a pedophile? And then said pedophile follows the manny back to the childs home? Now that would be a bad situation!

I've recently read that parents need to be diligent to divert attention away from their children to steer pedophiles away. It is not reccomended to even put safty stickers on windows that allert firefighters to the fact that that window belongs to the bedroom of a child. It's like an open invitation to a pedophile that there is a child behind that window.

So yes, let a child be a child, all sweet and innocent. But please, do so in the safty of your own home.

Lorenza said...

11:33, I think she already HAS the attention of a pedophile, i.e., the "manny". There is NO WAY, none at all that I would believe this is innocent on his part, and I'll bet he is really enjoying his day at the park. I'd love to kick his perverted ass into NEVER NEVER LAND from which he would never return.

Anonymous said...

I don't know. I don't think we should ignore our instincts. My instincts tell me Lorenza is on to something. How wonderful for manny to tell the parents that little girl loves to run naked in the fountains at the park. No doubt this will ease the parent's mind as who would ever think that any person would do something they thought was "wrong" in public. It's called hiding in plain site and not to be an alarmists, but they are everywhere. More than ever before. And now, more than ever before you have to be concerned about your 13 and 14 year old boys being worked over by some teacher-hussy. Zero tolerance for all such activity is the only way we can extinguish these perverts! Zero tolerance!

Anonymous said...

I think one you have spot on, Lorenza

Anonymous said...

Lorenza, yes, if this is a manny and not the father, something is wrong. And if it is the father, he really needs a reatlity check. Someone should really say something to this guy.

Anonymous said...

It seems, in the words of another poster, that we have concluded this incident the "worst possible scenario." Allow me to ponder for a moment: this fellow might be a pedophile, OR he might be an inexperienced caregiver who doesn't know how to deal with a little girl that refuses to wear her clothes.

I personally have taken care of many children that fully refused to wear clothes. When they refused I didn't take them out, but I imagine that I am much older than this "very young" fellow. Perhaps a calm, short conversation with the caregiver could give him some much-needed advice on controlling the impulses of a two-year old.

Before someone jumps down my throat (...keyboard?) about this, know that I am not saying that this practice is peachy. Just that it could be something less serious than Perverted-CaregiverFantasizes-About -Child-He's-Not-Even-Bothering-to
Play-With.

Now, were it not for the nakedness part, would the board not be ranting about him failing to engage both children at all times?

Kelly said...

Lorenza, I salute you! I think you solved the puzzle. The creep is hiding in plain sight.

Anonymous said...

1:57 Pull your head out yer ass. Even if it's the father, it doesn't preclude him from being a pervert. No matter what his tie is to the little girl, the sighting had sick written all over it. It must be nice to dwell in LaLa land, tho.

Anonymous said...

I BLAME THE PARENTS FOR THIS!!!!!

Nanny James(thats right a DUUUDEE!!) said...

1:57

wait what he could be a pedophile cause hes a guy and lets kids run around naked?! wow thats a really good conclusion, what if this person was a chick? whats theother possible scenario? a mom LMAO !!

bigots

even though i disagree with the whole running around naked thing( with my charges who are around 2-4 if they even try to take their clothes off after i tell them no the first time, its back home nothing else said other than your choice is you can take your clothes off at home, but not here, whats your choice clothes on and stay at park or no clothes no park? ) that gender assumption is quite stupid.


Nanny James(thats right a DUUUDEE!!)

Anonymous said...

Lorenza

Wow you sound like a really logical person.. ITS A GUY WHO LETS HIS CHARGES RUN NAKED OMG HES A PEDOPHILE!!..

So hey lorenza is your dad one too? or is every man you know this as well, cause thats the way it sounds.

Anonymous said...

I have a two year old little sister who loves to run around the house in her diapers and I'm okey with that if children want to run around in diapers or underwear it's okey because there home but don't let them do it in public

Anonymous said...

A bunch of prudes you Americans are. Here in Netherlands children of eight or ten run around nude in fountains and no one notices. They are children. It is for them natural.

Have you considered it possible that the reason your country full of pedophiles is because of your prude attitude? You really should think about it, because normal persons do not even notice, or get upset, that toddlers run around in park naked.

It is sometimes cute and amusing, but never is it sexual. Why do you think it as such?