Trigger warning: This article contains information about child abuse which may be distressing for some readers.
A mother in the US state of Utah has been charged with felony child abuse after she forcibly pulled two teeth from the mouth of her seven-year-old son.
Police say that 47-year-old Jeannine Degaston, bought hand sanitiser and needle-nose pliers from Walmart on April 2 before taking her son into the store’s restroom.
The boy’s older brother heard the child screaming and rushed to help him, KSL News reports.
The boy told his brother that one of his teeth was loose, but the other was only slightly loose. Police took the boy to a dentist, who confirmed the teeth did not need to be removed.