Wisconsin mom accused of damaging son's ears

 

November 20, 2014

MILWAUKEE A 26-year-old Fond du Lac woman is charged with felony child abuse after she was caught on video jamming cotton swabs into her son's ears, causing them to bleed.

According to the complaint, Jenna Schumacher took her 15-month-old son to Children's Hospital of Wisconsin for treatment of chronic ear bleeding and perforated eardrums.

The complaint says doctors found no medical reason for the ear injuries, but discovered a piece of a cotton swab in the boy's ear.

On Friday, Schumacher again took her child to Children's Hospital and denied putting anything in his ears. But the Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/11v1uXx ) reports hospital video footage showed Schumacher shoving cotton swabs and her fingers into her son's ears.

Cash bond for Schumacher is set at $10,000. She's due back in court Dec. 1.

 


Associated Press