SIOUX CITY, Iowa — A woman accused of abducting her three daughters in northwest Iowa has pleaded not guilty to kidnapping charges.

The Sioux City Journal reports that 25-year-old Danica Arzaga entered a written plea Thursday to three counts.

Authorities say Arzaga took the two 8-year-olds and the 4-year-old from their home in Royal on Sept. 19. The children were found abandoned in Sanborn later that day. She was arrested Sept. 20 in Sioux City.

The children previously been removed from Arzaga’s custody and placed in another relative’s care.

Information from: Sioux City Journal,

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