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Woman Pleads Guilty To Kidnapping Newborn From Hospital In 1998, Raising Her For 18 Years

A woman who abducted a baby and raised her into adulthood has pleaded guilty for her actions. As CNN reported, 52-year-old Gloria Williams pleaded guilty to kidnapping and interference with custody. 

Back in 1998, Williams allegedly posed as a hospital worker in Jacksonville, Florida, and nabbed an infant baby girl. The infant’s biological mother, Shanara Mobley, told authorities that she thought the woman who entered her room was a nurse. When Mobley asked the woman to place the baby in a carrier, she left the room with the newborn.

The child (seen below) was renamed Alexis Manigo, and Williams raised her as her own daughter. Nearly two decades later, the child realized that Williams used fraudulent documents and wasn’t her biological mother. She discovered her true identity when she applied for a job that required a birth certificate and social security information. Her given name at birth was Kamiyah Mobley.

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Video Of Hospital Workers Dumping Barely-Clothed Woman At Cold Bus Stop Goes Viral

A video of a barely-clothed woman being placed at a bus stop by hospital workers in Baltimore is now going viral, calling attention to a controversial practice nicknamed “patient dumping.” Sparking widespread outrage, the footage has many questioning the hospital’s policies.

“So wait, y’all just going to leave this lady out here with no clothes on?” Imamu Baraka, who shot the footage, can be heard asking in the Facebook post, which has since received more than 16,000 reactions and has been shared more than 40,000 times. The video, which has been viewed more than a million times, depicts the woman in a hospital gown — she is barely able to speak and appears to be injured.

“I just witnessed this with my own eyes,” writes Baraka in the post. “I had no choice but to give this young lady a voice in this moment. University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus (UMMC) as a

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Woman Allegedly Forced Healthy 8-Year-Old Son To Go Through 323 Hospital Visits, 13 Surgeries

A father is fighting for custody of his son after his mother’s arrest for injury to a child. According to KVUE, 8-year-old Christopher Bowen of Dallas has been hospitalized 323 times and undergone 13 major surgeries. He has also received treatments — including hospice care and being confined to a wheelchair— but authorities believe he seems healthy and that the illnesses may have been concocted by his mother, Karen Bowen-Wright.

Investigators believe this may be an incident of Munchausen syndrome by proxy, a psychological disorder in which a caregiver, in this case the mother, invents an illness even though there is no need for medical care. 

“They doctor shop and hospital shop,” explained expert Dr. Marc Feldman of people with this disorder. “They often frequent many emergency rooms over a wide geographic area. One doctor may never know that medical procedures or diagnostic tests have already been performed elsewhere, so it

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Disturbing Snapchats Show Amused Hospital Staff Mistreating Newborns: ‘How I Currently Feel About These Mini Satans’

Two hospital employees have been fired from Naval Hospital Jacksonville after images and video of the staff mistreating newborn patients went viral.

According to CBS News, a Snapchat featuring an employee mishandling a newborn, and calling it “Satan” in her caption, has been viewed over 600,000 times.

In the clip, the female staffer appears to be jostling the newborn while 50 Cent plays in the background. The employee appears to be smiling and having a good time making the newborn “dance” to the music. One clip was allegedly captioned, “How I currently feel about these mini Satans.”

“A girl I went to high school with is a navy nurse and this is how her and her…friend treat the babies that have just been born,” the woman who witnessed the incident shared on Facebook. “My blood is literally boiling.” The woman added, “I’m livid and I’m snitching [because] she should get fired from her job.”

After

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9 Hospital Staff Members Arrested For Abusing Patients, Forcing One To Wear Dirty Diaper On Head

Employees at Connecticut’s only maximum-security psychiatric hospital have been arrested for multiple instances of abuse against patients. According to ABC News, 31 staff members at the Whiting Forensic Division hospital in Middletown have been suspended and nine were arrested for cruelty and disorderly conduct. Authorities expect more arrests as allegations of abuse and misconduct continue to be called in.

“It’s really incomprehensible that this could happen in this day and age,” said Sen. Heather Somers. “It’s like something out of a Stephen King novel. I think it’s very important that we, as legislators, get to the bottom of this. If you are put in the state’s care, you should be cared for. You shouldn’t be tormented.”

A list of those arrested so far was reported by The Middletown Press. The suspects are all men (pictured above).

According to a state report,  staff members put a diaper on a 62-year-old patient’s head, threw food at him, poured water

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9 Hospital Staff Members Arrested For Abusing Patients, Forcing …

Employees at Connecticut’s only maximum-security psychiatric hospital have been arrested for multiple instances of abuse against patients. According to ABC News, 31 staff members at the Whiting Forensic Division hospital in Middletown have been suspended and nine were arrested for cruelty and disorderly conduct. Authorities expect more arrests as allegations of abuse and misconduct continue to be called in.

“It’s really incomprehensible that this could happen in this day and age,” said Sen. Heather Somers. “It’s like something out of a Stephen King novel. I think it’s very important that we, as legislators, get to the bottom of this. If you are put in the state’s care, you should be cared for. You shouldn’t be tormented.”

A list of those arrested so far was reported by The Middletown Press. The suspects are all men (pictured above).

According to a state report,  staff members put a diaper on a 62-year-old patient’s head, threw food at him, poured water

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Man Sexually Assaults 11-Year-Old In Hospital, Blames Victim For Being ‘Sexually Provocative’ With Popsicle

A registered sex offender has been charged with sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl in a Missouri hospital.

Fifty-seven-year-old Dave Saffeels was charged Saturday with nine felonies, according to CBS News. He also allegedly molested a 2-year-old girl. The two girls were allegedly victimized within a one-month time span. 

The Springfield News-Leader reports that Saffeels is currently jailed on $500,000 bond. The probable cause statement says the older girl was repeatedly assaulted in August in a patient room of Cox South Hospital. The 11-year-old was visiting the hospital to see a woman who just had twins, and somehow she and Saffeels ended up in a room alone together.

Cox spokeswoman Kaitlyn McConnell said the hospital was not aware of the allegations at the time.

“We are fully cooperating with the Springfield Police Department and are taking this matter seriously,” McConnell said.

A few weeks later, Saffeels allegedly raped the girl at her home while she

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Woman Who Left Baby In Hospital Trash Can Because She ‘Didn’t Know She Was Pregnant’ Gets Probation

An Iowa woman who pled guilty to abandoning her newborn baby in a trash can at a hospital was sentenced to five years of probation in lieu of prison time, The Iowa City Press-Citizen reported.

Ashley Hautzenrader, 24, had entered an Alford plea of guilty to child endangerment and to neglect or abandonment of a dependent person.

At one point during her sentencing, Hautzenrader addressed the court uninterrupted for 30 minutes, saying she was at the hospital to begin with because her other child had been admitted to the intensive care unit for a serious heart condition.

“I’m just asking you to listen and try to understand what I’ve been through,” Hautzenrader said.

She gave birth to a baby in a University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics bathroom on May 8, 2016.

Police said that she believed that the baby she had given birth to was dead and tried to flush the child

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Mom Tells Family 1-Year-Old Overdosing On Heroin Just Ate Bug Spray, Refuses To Take Him To Hospital

An Indiana woman is under arrest after she didn’t take her 1-year-old son to the hospital last week as he overdosed on heroin, telling people instead that he had simply eaten “bug spray,” a local NBC affiliate reported.

Daisha Sue Clark, 28, later told police that she found her infant son with plastic in his mouth and powder on his face, court records claim.

A relative said that the boy got sick and stopped breathing, but Clark insisted that the boy had only bitten a bottle of bug spray and didn’t need to go to the hospital, court records said.

When the family member took the boy anyway, doctors were able to revive the child by using a drug on him that is used for opioid overdoses. The boy was later released.

Police found a syringe in Clark’s bedroom filled with brown liquid, along with burnt spoons covered in white residue.

Clark has several

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Mom Smothers Newborn To Death While Heavily Medicated, Sues Hospital For Negligence

A new mother is suing the hospital after she accidentally smothered her newborn.

According to Oregon Live, Monica Thompon is suing Portland Adventist Medical Center for $8.6 million after she was left unsupervised and ended up killing her 4-day-old son Jacob.

Thompson was heavily medicated with painkillers and sleep aids while Jacob, who was born via C-section in August 2012, was left in the bed with her so she could breastfeed him. KATU shares that Thompson was a first-time mother. When she awoke, she found the newborn not responding. “About an hour later, still drowsy and groggy, Mrs. Thompson noticed her son was unresponsive in her arms,” the lawsuit states.

Jacob suffered brain damage and his parents ultimately removed him from life support six days later. Doctors told them that his comatose state would be irreversible.

The lawsuit is alleging negligence on the part of the hospital for medicating Thompson, placing the newborn in her bed without

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