PHOENIX — A Phoenix woman accused of child abuse after her boyfriend
allegedly sexually assaulted her daughter has pleaded not guilty.
Maricopa County prosecutors say 34-year-old Kimberly Anne Upshaw entered her
plea Monday. Her next scheduled court date is May 30.
Upshaw was arrested last month on suspicion of child abuse and hindering
Court documents show Upshaw went to the apartment of her boyfriend’s cousin
with her daughter on March 14.
The girl later claimed she woke up to find her mother’s boyfriend having sex
Upshaw reportedly told authorities that she didn’t know who the suspect was or
give out any information on her boyfriend’s whereabouts.
Authorities say later Upshaw said she didn’t believe her daughter and wanted to
wait for DNA results to prove the assault had occurred.