TURTLE CREEK, Pa. (AP) — Police have filed charges against a Pennsylvania woman who they say took her friend’s 12-year-old daughter to get a birth control device implanted her arm without the mother’s permission.
Online court documents show Valerie Marie Fullum is charged with two felony counts of endangering the welfare of children and a misdemeanor charge of recklessly endangering another person.
The girl’s mother tells WTAE-TV her daughter didn’t tell her about the device for a month. She said her daughter felt forced and threatened by 29-year-old Fullum, of New Brighton, and alleges the device, implanted in April, has had an adverse effect on the girl’s health.
She recently had the device removed.
The mother says Fullum told the health clinic she was the girl’s aunt.
A warrant has been issued for Fullum’s arrest. No attorney is listed and no phone listing could be found.