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Mother accused of contaminating son's feeding tube

7 years 11 months 2 weeks ago Saturday, October 03 2015 Oct 3, 2015 October 03, 2015 4:31 PM October 03, 2015 in News
By: Associated Press

CINCINNATI - A New York mother is accused of putting something dangerous in her 4-year-old son's feeding tube while he was being treated for a rare disease at an Ohio hospital.

Court records say 25-year-old Jessica Valik, of Syracuse, N.Y., was charged Thursday with child endangering and felonious assault.

A spokeswoman with the Hamilton County prosecutor's office said on Saturday that she didn't know what Valik is accused of putting in the feeding tube. But she did say it was a risk to his health.

Valik's son was being treated at Cincinnati Children's Hospital for a rare disease that causes skin to blister.

A judge set her bond at $250,000 on Friday.

A call to a home listing for Valik was not answered Saturday. Court records did not list her attorney's name.

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