Arizona mother accused of molesting children, filming & selling videos over the internet

- A mother in New River is accused of molesting two young children, filming the incidents, and selling them over the internet.

According to court documents, Keri Harwood, 28, is accused of molesting two children multiple times in the bathroom of her New River home. Harwood is also accused of videotaping the incidents and selling them over the internet.

Harwood is reportedly facing 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, as well as five counts of molestation of a child.

Harwood allegedly gave her Pokemon Go account login information to a friend because she couldn't play the game herself due to a bad cellphone connection.

Harwood's friend then saw two videos of the alleged incidents that were in her Gmail account, which he was granted access to via her Pokemon Go account information.

In the videos, the children were being sexually abused by what is believed to be a woman, according to court documents.

In addition to the videos, Harwood's friend observed separate PayPal transactions in Harwood's Gmail account for $50, $101 and $115.

Police served a search warrant to Harwood's home on August 13 and say Harwood admitted to sexually molesting the children on five occasions.

Harwood allegedly told police she met a man online and began masturbating for him during livestreams on Snapchat, which she was paid for.

The man then allegedly told Harwood to send him videos of her performing sex acts the children. Harwood allegedly told police she sent five to six videos to the man because she "needed the money."

Harwood allegedly told police she was paid between $500 and $600 dollars from the man over the last several months.

Harwood allegedly told police she would molest the children in the bathroom during the week when her husband was at work. Meanwhile, scene of Harwood's arrest was a shocking sight for people living nearby, like Pam Allen.

"There were all these cars, and men with guns and carrying shields," said Allen. "It was like an army."

FOX 10 Phoenix also stopped by the home Harwood lived in. No one responded, however. Harwood herself has also declined an interview request.

Bond has been set at $150,000, and Harwood remains behind bars.

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