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Mom charged with kidnapping her children pleads not guilty

Mom charged with kidnapping her children pleads not guilty

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A Spencer woman charged with 3 counts of kidnapping has entered a not guilty plea.

Danica Arzaga, 25, entered her plea in a written arraignment on Thursday in a Clay County Court.

Arzaga is accused of kidnapping her 3 daughters from a relatives house and never returning.

Authorities issued an Amber Alert on September 19th for the three girls.

The children were later found abandoned in Sanborn, Iowa but Arzaga was missing.

She was arrested the next day in Sioux City.

A jury trial has been scheduled for December 12th in Clay County.


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The Spencer woman accused of kidnapping her three daughters from their grandmother's house late last month has her next court date.

Danica Arzaga will be arraigned in Clay County District Court on October 16th.

She was arrested in Sioux City the day after taking and later abandoning her children, who had been removed from her custody by the Iowa Department of Human Services.

Arzaga is charged with three counts of 3rd degree kidnapping.

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