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Portland Mother Sentenced For Botched Circumcision


PORTLAND, Oregon ~ (The Oregonian) ~ A Portland mother was sentenced on Monday August 15th regarding the botched at home circumcision of her 3-month old son.

Keemonta Peterson pleaded guilty to first-degree criminal mistreatment.  She is to undergo mental health treatment and to visit a mental health probation officer as part of her plea bargain.

The circumcision took place in October and after an extended investigation Peterson was arrested in April.

After reading the Old Testament Peterson wanted her son circumcised but she believed he was too old to be circumcised by doctors.  After educating herself on the procedure using YouTube videos, Peterson decided to perform the circumcision herself.

911 was called after her son was left bleeding profusely and uncontrollably.

Peterson ultimately got her wish, however, as doctors completed the circumcision.  The child made a full recovery and he and his three siblings are currently in state care.

Peterson’s lawyer described the failed operation as “an aberration during a down period in her life.”  He added that she was normally “a very natural, caring and loving mother by all accounts.”

Judge Eric Bergstrom seemed to agree with Peterson’s lawyer and did not sentence her any more jail time than the 28 days that she had already served.

“The reality is you love your children and had absolutely no intent to harm your child,” stated Judge Bergstrom.

Peterson tearfully thanked the Judge and apologized for her actions.  She stated that she was grateful for a chance to still be around with her family.

Photo Credit: MCSO

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