The judge set a trial date for a Maricopa woman charged with two counts of child abuse.
Erin Darr, 36, was arrested last year after children made accusations of physical abuse against her, one of the most egregious described as forcing an 11-year-old child to eat her own vomit after she became sick on spoiled food. Darr initially was indicted in December on 10 counts of abuse.
She now faces two aggravated counts of abuse of a child then the victim was 15 or younger, making it fall under the Dangerous Crimes Against Children statute.
At a change-of-plea hearing Monday in Superior Court, defense attorney Terry Sutton told Judge Christopher O’Neil that Darr is prepared to go forward with a trial. That was set for Nov. 5 at 9 a.m. and scheduled for up to six days in front of a 12-member jury.
During her arrest, Maricopa Police described accusations of pulling out a child’s hair, injuring the child’s hands and feet and hitting the child with a phone, causing a bleeding wound she then attempted to fix with Super Glue. Exams also allegedly found prior injuries and medical issues that had not been treated by medical professionals.
The allegations came to light after a classmate noted a bruise on the child at school.
Darr has denied all accusations. She is free on a $50,000 bond.
In other court records, husband Chad Darr of North Dakota petitioned for legal separation with children this spring.