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Iowa Mom In Cancer Hoax Case Faces More Charges

Iowa Mom In Cancer Hoax Case Faces More Charges


An Atlantic, Iowa woman accused of lying about her daughter's cancer diagnosis is facing additional charges.

30-year-old Leatha Slauson was charged Wednesday with child endangerment causing bodily injury and unlawful possession of a prescription drug.  Last week she was charged with child endangerment and drug distribution.

Cass County authorities say Slauson solicited donations for her 5-year-old daughter after she told people the girl had terminal cancer. An investigation found the child is not suffering from any disease.

Court documents say Slauson injected the child with a prescription drug. She is also accused of giving her cannabis oil.

 Slauson remains at the county jail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled Tuesday.

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