"Black Madam" to stand trial in butt injection case
PHILADELPHIA - May 16, 2012 (WPVI) -- A Philadelphia woman who calls herself the "Black Madam" was ordered Wednesday to stand trial on allegations she administered illegal buttock-injections, procedures that authorities say caused serious medical problems in at least one case.
Padge Windslowe, 42, faces charges of aggravated assault and deceptive practices related to a so-called pumping party in Philadelphia.
An exotic dancer testified at a preliminary hearing Wednesday that she paid $1,000 for the injections on a dining room table. She said she met Windslowe through fellow dancers. The dancer said Windslowe had silicon in a water bottle and used Krazy Glue to close four injection sites.
The 23-year-old said she later suffered serious lung damage and was hospitalized for more than two weeks with respiratory problems. A doctor testified that the dancer has silicone particles on her lungs that can't be removed and can prove fatal.
Police believe Windslowe also injected 20-year-old London tourist Claudia Aderotimi, who died last year. Aderotimi complained of chest pain and difficulty breathing following the procedure at a hotel near Philadelphia International Airport. No charges have been filed in her death as detectives await extensive autopsy test results.
Windslowe was being held on $750,000 bail.
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