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Mom Allegedly Used Pliers To Pull Son's Teeth In Walmart Bathroom

The boy's older brother and a store employee reported hearing the child screaming.

A Utah woman allegedly pulled two of her son's teeth with pliers in a Walmart restroom. According to ABC4 Utah, police called it "child abuse in its purest form."

Police said that Jeannine Cherilynn Isom, 47, went into the Walmart in April and bought hand sanitizer and needle nose pliers. She then took her 7-year-old son into the restroom and pulled out two of his teeth with the pliers, according to police.

"She proceeded to use the needle nose pliers to extract both teeth, both of his upper front teeth in his mouth," said Sgt. Sgt. Cameron Paul with American Fork Police.

The boy's older brother and a store employee reported hearing the child screaming.  

Probable cause documents stated that Isom did not use any type of anesthetic, according to the Associated Press.

"There was only one [tooth] that was just a tiny bit loose. The other one was not," said Paul. He said that when she extracted the teeth, they didn’t come out in whole pieces. Instead, they broke off in multiple parts.

“So that illustrates that they were still very attached to this child's mouth," said Paul.

Isom was charged with one count of child abuse, a second degree felony for "intentionally or knowingly inflict serious physical injury upon a child."

[American Fork Police]

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