Mom steals sons blood, forces siblings to dispose of it: Child torture charges


Crow Wing County prosecutors charged a mother with childhood torture after she allegedly stole her son’s blood and treated her other two children for medical conditions they did not have.

Jorden Nicole Borders, 32, was indicted Wednesday on three counts of child torture and three counts of stalking in the alleged abuse of her children: an 8-year-old girl, a 9-year-old boy and an 11-year-old boy. one year old boy.

The investigation began in May after a 9-year-old boy was monitored at a children’s hospital because his hemoglobin numbers continued to drop. The only explanation was that someone had removed his blood, the criminal complaint said.

Borders said the hospital lab was removing too much blood, but the children told investigators they saw their mother frequently take their brother’s blood, put it in a cup and one of them had to “flush the blood down the toilet.” , reads the complaint. The children said she often did this before doctor visits.

The 9-year-old told investigators his mother “kept drawing my blood … and said don’t tell anyone,” and described how his body felt “sick and sleepy,” the complaint read. .

During the investigation, law enforcement learned that Borders had self-diagnosed her two other children, an 11-year-old boy and an 8-year-old girl, with osteogenesis imperfecta, also known as brittle bone disease, the women said. accusations.

The children said they were forced to wear casts and neck braces even though they had no injuries. The 11-year-old says her mother told him to fake broken bones and put casts on them with materials she stole from doctors. The complaint states that the 11-year-old was in a cast for over two years of his life.

In July, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant of their Crow Wing County home and found casting materials and syringes, according to the complaint.

In an interview on Nov. 21, the three children told investigators about the alleged abuse at home. They said their mother often smothered them, made them stand outside in the cold without clothes, threw objects at them and beat them, according to court documents.

When interviewers asked the 9-year-old what a typical day with his mother was like, he replied, “I’ve never been safe.” He explained to investigators that he slept on the floor because he didn’t have a bed and was often hungry, the allegations said. He tried to smuggle food into her room, but her father would look for it.


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Written by Natalia Chi

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