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Ore. mother gets probation in home circumcision

Published: Tue, August 16, 2011 @ 11:24 a.m.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon woman who tried to circumcise her 3-month-old son at home after reading the Old Testament and watching YouTube videos has been sentenced to five years of probation.

Keemonta Peterson pleaded guilty to first-degree criminal mistreatment. The 30-year-old Portland woman must also undergo mental health treatment.

Peterson called 911 and the boy was rushed to a hospital last October after her botched effort left the infant bleeding uncontrollably and in intense pain. A prosecutor says he has fully recovered.

The Oregonian reports the boy and his three siblings are in the state’s care, though Peterson can see them under supervision.

Multnomah County Circuit Judge Eric Bergstrom told Peterson on Monday that “the reality is you love your children and had absolutely no intent to harm your child.”


1AtownAugie(891 comments)posted 4 years, 11 months ago

Anybody else kinda lift out of their chairs abit reading this?! Wowza. Two words a male never wants to hear or read: "botched circumcision." Yeesh! Isn't this how Lorena Bobbitt got her start?

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2USNBOY(76 comments)posted 4 years, 11 months ago

I doubled over in pseudo pain reading this. What is wrong with these idiots from Oregon? I've never met ANYONE from Oregon who was right in the head. They have these things EVEN in oregon called DOCTORS! Take him to one if you want him circumcised. I think they should cut her like that in the same general area without anything for pain. What is this kid gonna tell his first girlfriend the first time? Imagine how bad his sex life is going to be. Granted, he was only 3 months old but I'm sure it'll have some life long effects. I think she should lose all her kids for the rest of her life and she should do more than probation. That's a bunch of crap! She should be charged with gross sexual mutilation and spend a hefty prison sentence and be required to register as a sex offender.

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3cheybaby2(103 comments)posted 4 years, 11 months ago

Its Not Just the Mentally Ill, Its Prisoners in Prison, Churches,To Rip Off There Congregation, What Really Gets Me is with These TV Preachers, , Does Anyone Remember One Saying If I don't get this amount of Money, God Will Let him Die, Crying On stage, They Pull So Much Crap & lies.. Everybody Using Excuses To Do Wrong. People That Join Churches Just To Get Everything Handed To Them, Including Getting There Mortgage Paid., Utilities Because They Over Spend There Money On things They Don't Need., Eating Out, Electronic, Pizza Delivery, Bingo, Alcohol, & Drugs, All Dumb And Irresponsible spending., Or going on a Vacation on your Unemployment check. Dah ! Dumb, gets Dumber and Expect Everyone Else To Believe Them.

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