Arizona woman accused of molesting kids pleads not guilty

PHOENIX (AP) - A New River woman accused of molesting two young children and selling videos of the acts on the internet has pleaded not guilty in the case.

Maricopa County Superior Court officials say Keri Harwood was arraigned Tuesday. Her next scheduled court appearance is an Oct. 16 pretrial conference.

The 28-year-old Harwood was arrested Aug. 13 on suspicion of five counts each of child molestation and sexual exploitation of a minor.

Court documents show the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office began investigating after receiving a tip from a friend of Harwood who discovered the videos.

Harwood allegedly had given the friend access to her email account so he could help her play the Pokemon Go video game.

New River is a rural community 33 miles (53 kilometers) north of Phoenix.