PARK CITY , Utah (ABC 4 News) - The nanny accused of injuring two Summit County children had a rough day in court. The judge denied two of her requests and forced her to hand over her passport. After the verdict, we heard from her family for the first time.
Anderson’s brother told ABC 4 the charge is simply preposterous.
"There is no doubt in my mind that she's completely innocent of any wrongdoing and we look forward to proving that in court," said Shade Anderson.
However, the prosecution sticks to the assertion that they have a strong case.
"We’ve charged appropriately and a judge and a jury will decide if we're right," said Summit County Attorney David Brickey.
Brickey said their case is based on two twins who were allegedly injured in Anderson’s care.
"We’ve charged her for the assault on both of the twins, one involving the breaking of limbs and the other bruising of a little girl's face,” Brickey said.
Monday, Anderson’s attorney sought to reduce her bail and get her a GPS monitored release. The judge denied both and ordered Anderson to hand over her passport. Anderson is facing similar charges in Belgium, and the judge feared Interpol would come get her for those outstanding warrants.
"If that happens it will be really hard to address the issues here in Utah," Brickey said.
He claims taking her passport will allow them the time they need to wrap up their case here at home.
When we asked about the charges overseas, Anderson’s attorney had this to say.
"At the end of the day we're focused on Utah, we're focused on what happened on the 10 acre estate in the state of Utah,” Clayton Simms said.
Anderson will be in court again July 2nd.