ARIZONA — A mother has been taken into custody and accused of molesting her two young children and filming the sexual abuse to sell over the internet.
Keri Harwood was arrested after being served with a search warrant on Sunday when police were informed about the disturbing videos discovered on the suspect’s mobile device, according to reports.
Police were notified when a witness said that Harwood allowed her cell phone to be used by another person. The witness said that the videos were then exposed after Harwood unlocked the phone.
The witness also testified that it appeared to be a woman sexually molesting Harwood’s two young children in the recordings.
The 28-year-old faces 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, and five counts of molestation of a child. At this time, it is unknown whether or not child pornography charges will be added. Officials said the kids were molested on at least five separate occasions.
Harwood claims she met a man on the internet who began paying her to masturbate on a webcam. From there, her actions only grew and eventually turned into a full blown online porn production.
Reportedly, the woman also told police that she molested the children on video while her husband was at work.
Harwood faces a $150,000 bond but remains in prison.
In Massachusetts earlier this month, two young babysitters faced charges after they allegedly posted a Snapchat of themselves putting an infant inside a refrigerator. The footage shows the girls place the baby in the refrigerator, close the door, and laugh while the infant screams.
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