SLC nanny's lawyer asks court to dismiss abuse charges

Court • Motion to dismiss to be argued next week.
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The lawyer for a 31-year-old Salt Lake City nanny charged with child abuse asked a court on Monday to dismiss all charges against her.

Aubrey Alta Anderson is charged in 3rd District Court with four counts of child abuse, two of them felonies and two of them misdemeanors. Summit County Sheriff's detectives said a five-month investigation linked her with bruises and bone fractures on 2-month-old twins at Primary Children's Medical Center in January.

Clayton Simms, Anderson's attorney, argues in his motion to dismiss that there is no evidence linking Anderson to the twins' injuries and that up to four people, including another nanny and the parents, could be at fault. Simms said the charges also do not name specific injuries and do not implicate Anderson specifically.

Sheriff's detectives said they learned Anderson also was being investigated by authorities in Belgium after she allegedly fled the country when two twins she cared for there were discovered to have multiple bone fractures.

Oral arguments on the motion to dismiss have been scheduled for June 18 before Judge Todd Shaughnessy. Anderson was being held in the Summit County jail on $250,000 cash only bail.