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Woman sentenced for trying to impregnate daughter with turkey baster

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Thursday, January 05, 2017 8:03 AM
A Fort Wayne woman who tried to impregnate her daughter with a turkey baster in September 2015 will serve a year in the Allen County Jail after being sentenced Wednesday in Allen Superior Court.

The woman who faced two charges — incest and neglect of a dependent — pleaded guilty Nov. 23 to the neglect charge. Allen Superior Court Judge Fran Gull dismissed the incest charge at sentencing. In all, the woman received a 2 1/2-year sentence, with 1 1/2 years suspended to be served on probation after serving a year in jail. She has 45 days' jail credit.

The woman admitted on Nov. 23 she tried to impregnate her teenage daughter with a turkey baster since the woman had multiple sclerosis and could not have any more children.

The News-Sentinel is not naming the woman because it would identify her daughter, the victim of a sex crime.

The woman, who was interviewed by Fort Wayne Police detectives after the incident with her attorney present, said her daughter, who is under 18, agreed to be a surrogate for her. After the woman had sex with her husband, the woman told detectives she used a medicine dropper to draw her husband's semen from the condom and gave her daughter the dropper to insert the semen inside her.

The daughter, however, told detectives her mother made her go to the store and purchase a turkey baster, and that evening her mother asked her, "Are you ready to have my baby?" The daughter also told detectives her mother used the turkey baster to try to impregnate her and was told to stay still for 10 minutes.

Afterward, the daughter called her boyfriend's mother, who then called the police.

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