Woman Indicted For Filming Sex Acts With Children, ‘Pokemon Go’ Helped Crack Case

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PHOENIX – A State Grand Jury indicted Keri Ann Harwood on five counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, two counts of Molestation of a Child, and three counts of Sexual Conduct with a Minor.

The indictment alleges that Harwood took videos of herself sexually exploiting two children between May 01, 2017 and August 13, 2017. These videos were emailed to an individual in another state.

AZ Central reported: Authorities say a neighbor who plays Pokemon Go with Harwood found the sexually explicit videos in Harwood’s Gmail after noticing several PayPal transactions and reported her to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.

The neighbor was able to access Harwood’s email account because she gave him her Pokemon Go login information and asked him to catch Pokemon for her, court records said.

Deputies said Harwood was sending videos of her bathing and touching the children, ages 6 and 3 years old, to a man they believe lives in Texas. When confronted by authorities, records show, she claimed that she needed the money and didn’t want to disappoint the man, with whom she had been sexting for some time.

Click HERE to read the indictment.