Authorities in Arizona say a woman is facing criminal charges months after her husband was arrested on suspicion of multiple counts of child molestation.
According to KSAZ, 46-year-old child care provider Leslie Marie Little is accused of failing to report child neglect by George Little.
Police reports indicate investigators interviewed her as part of her husband’s arrest, during which time she revealed that a toddler told her that he had inappropriately touched her repeatedly while the girl was in Leslie Little’s care. That report was allegedly followed by a similar account by a 12-year-old, a 6-year-old and a fourth child.
Investigators say she failed to report any of the allegations despite the fact that, under state law, she is required to do so.
During an appearance in court, she previously challenged the accounts provided by two of the alleged victims.
Court records indicate she was booked into jail with bond set at $25,000 and is expected to face four criminal counts of failing to report abuse along with one count of child abuse.
Three of the four alleged victims are now reportedly in Department of Child Safety custody.
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[Featured image: Leslie Marie Little, Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office]