- Associated Press - Thursday, December 24, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Multnomah County prosecutors are expected to drop several charges against a woman accused of fooling doctors into performing unnecessary surgeries on her children.

The Oregonian reports (https://goo.gl/Uuo5WN ) that Katherine Parker, of Grants Pass, was arrested in April 2014 on criminal mistreatment, assault and other crimes. The Medill Justice Project reported Wednesday that the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office told Parker’s attorneys that 13 of the 43 charges would be tossed out.

An indictment alleges the 45-year-old mother of eight medically abused a son and two daughters by having them undergo unnecessary medical procedures. It also accuses her of soliciting donations online to pay for her children’s care.

Parker has pleaded not guilty in the case.

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Information from: The Oregonian, https://www.oregonlive.com

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