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Mother Performs Circumcision On Newborn With Box Cutter and YouTube

Keemonta Peterson, 30, has been arrested for attempting to circumcise her three-month-old son while at their home. She did this with no medical assistance, but with the help of YouTube videos and reading from the Old Testament.

She has, for some odd reason, avoided jail time after pleading guilty to first-degree criminal mistreatment. The reason this is hard to believe is because the child was bleeding for two hours after the procedure before authorities were contacted.

The 30-year-old mother of four must also undergo mental health treatment after Multnomah County Circuit Judge Eric Bergstrom told her ‘the reality is you love your children and had absolutely no intent to harm your child’.

Sadly there was another child, 13-year-old boy, who watched his mother perform this invasive surgery with pliers and a box cutter. The young baby was in intense pain and the bleeding was uncontrollable.

Luckily, after Peterson took the initiative to call for help, her baby boy has made a full recovery since being in Intensive Care. All four children are now in the hands of social workers and her mental health is being investigated.

Her bail was set at $550,000 but following a hearing was reduced to $5,000 and she was released from jail.




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