Mom says boys forced to perform oral sex Jane Gadd Published September 6, Updated April 5, A Toronto mother's gratitude at finding what she thought was the perfect nanny turned to horror when her four-year-old sons told her the woman had forced them to perform oral sex on her a judge heard yesterday. The mother, who cannot be named because of a publication ban protecting the identity of the children, testified that she fired one babysitter who she felt let the children watch too much television to hire Vilma Climaco, who was recommended by a neighbour's nanny.
Climaco faces six sexual-abuse charges involving the two four-year-olds and an unrelated two-year-old boy whom she is alleged to have involved in sex acts with the other two. Story continues below advertisement The charges include sexual assault, invitation to sexual touching and sex abuse causing bodily harm. Climaco, a petite, dark-haired woman, sat quietly beside her lawyer yesterday as the tearful mother told Ontario Superior Court that her sons disclosed the abuse to her during a family holiday a few months after the nanny had left.
The family was eating lunch in a fish-and-chip shop on the way home from a Christmas vacation in Eastern Ontario when one of the boys "suddenly piped up and said, 'Vilma never fed us,' " the mother said. When both parents expressed disbelief, the boy continued, "She made us lick her peepee for food," the woman testified. The child then described details. Justice Harry Keenan heard that the boys' mother was initially delighted with the care Ms.
But different accounts emerged over the next few months -- first that a two-year-old who was also in Ms. Climaco's care had hit the child, then that Ms. Climaco had hit him with a rod or her hand. In July, , the parents learned that Ms. Climaco's boyfriend had been visiting their home while they were at work, and that he and Ms. Climaco had had sex while the boys were there. Story continues below advertisement Story continues below advertisement At the same time, the mother noticed changes in her sons' behaviour -- they became more aggressive, began swearing and hitting each other frequently, and started soiling their pants.
She also caught them taunting each other in the bathtub, saying "Do you want to suck on this? Climaco's boyfriend suggested during a confrontation that they try videotaping Ms.
Climaco when she was looking after the children, the parents simply stopped calling her to babysit. That was in the fall of It was not until after Christmas that year that the boys spoke of abuse. Under cross-examination by lawyer Cindy Wasser, the mother acknowledged that her sons' accounts of what went on varied, and it took time for them to reach agreement.
She also admitted she had earlier dismissed four or five nannies. Story continues below advertisement.