Woman Poses as CPS Worker to Lure 4-Year-Old to Her Home

This week, a 44-year-old woman from Ohio was arrested for allegedly touching and “rubbing” a 4-year-old boy in front of his house. The woman, Lisa Nacrelli, was attempting to lure the child back to her home and claiming to be a Child Protective Services (CPS) case worker. According to the Norwood Police Department, Nacrelli was charged with one count of criminal child enticement, one count of impersonating an officer, and one count of trespass in a habitation.

The boy’s father wrote in an affidavit that the woman, Nacrelli, had “walked up to my child” and began “talking to him and rubbing him” making the child feel uncomfortable and prompting him to go get his mother. Additionally, a security camera outside of the family’s home captured the incident. The footage showed that Nacrelli, wearing dark sunglasses, a green top, and striped skirt, had approached the child and started rubbing his back and running her hands through his hair. Nacrelli then asked the child to come home with her at least three times before speaking with the boy’s mother.

After entering the family’s residence, Nacrelli told the mother that she was with CPS and performing an “inspection,” however, she did not leave any contact information. Upon reviewing the security footage, the parents noticed that Nacrelli had been touching their son inappropriately for several minutes.

In a signed statement, Nacrelli admitted that she had been drinking since she woke up that morning and was only trying to “scare” the boy’s parents into providing better supervision of their child. Nacrelli is currently being held at the Hamilton County Justice Center on $10,000 bond with her next hearing set for June 29.