The nanny had been previously employed by friends of Theron, who had recommended her to Theron.
“They feel absolutely terrible now,’ Mrs Theron revealed, ‘they had had no suspicions about her at all, but are now doing their own investigations with the children with the help of a therapist.”
Theron said she was determined to ensure that Hoeses would never care for another child, so she waited to confront the woman until she had reported her to the police.
“I knew I had to do it by the book and report her to the correct authorities so that she would be dealt with properly. I didn’t want her to be able to get another job looking after children,” she said.