A woman in the UK has plead guilty to one count of cruelty on a person under 16 from which she caused or procured a child to be ill-treated, abandoned or exposed in a manner causing unnecessary suffering or injury to health, and a charge of intending to pervert the course of justice for making a false accusation of rape.
So how did all this come about? I will summarize, but if you want to read every last thing she did, you can click here and read the article.
Th 35 year old woman wanted money. How could she get money? She decided that she would pretend her baby was sick. For over 6 years this woman claimed benefits based on the fact that authorities believed he was sick. It is bad enough to exploit your child for money like this, but this gets so much worse.
She claimed her son was diabetic and provided fake glucose and urine samples.
She claimed her son needed a wheelchair and that he had cerebral palsy, cystic fibrosis, the throat disorder dysphagia and that he was allergic to all types of food.
She took the boy to school in a wheelchair fitted with oxygen bottles and gave him a special diet for diabetics which saw him prescribed medication he did not need and receive care at three hospitals.
She invented so many false symptoms over a six-and-a-half year period that doctors regularly fed him through a tube and were eventually forced to operate in a bid to find a mystery illness which did not exist.
His condition was thought to be so rare that medics eventually fitted him with a permanent feeding tube meaning he was fed through a food pump he had to wheel around behind him. He spent at least six weeks a year in hospital.
All of this so she could collect about $200K from the government plus countless other donations from charities including money and tickets and vacations.
When doctors grew suspicious, she would cancel appointments by claiming she had been assaulted or raped all in an attempt to make sure she wasn't caught. She sacrificed her son for money.