Keri Harwood, 28, allegedly gave her friend her Gmail password to play Pokémon Go. Harwood couldn’t play the game herself because she had poor cellphone reception, so she gave her friend her login information.
As reported by KSAZ, her unidentified friend was able to access Harwood’s email with the user information. The friend went inside the account and immediately contacted the police.
The friend allegedly found videos of Harwood molesting her own family members. There were also PayPal account payments that totaled between $500 and $600.
Police officers obtained a warrant to search the New River, Arizona home on Aug. 13.Screenshot/Fox Arizona
Harwood told the police that she had met someone online and was being paid to masturbate for him on Snapchat and other livestream services.
In five or six videos, he asked her to molest her children for money, and she obliged. Her reasoning? She said she “needed the money.”
Harwood is married. She allegedly performed the acts in the bathroom while her husband was at work.
In a study conducted by the University of Pennsylvania, an estimated 325,000 children in the U.S. and Canada were identified as being at risk for sexual exploitation. About 75 percent of victims of commercial sexual exploitation are living at home when they are exploited.
According to Heavy.com, Harwood is a customer service representative at a car dealership. She also identifies herself as an amateur photographer.
Harwood is being charged with sexually exploiting her children multiple times. For now, she’s in Maricopa County Jail awaiting her trial. Her bail was set at $150,000.