(CBS/AP) MIAMI - Health officials say more people have come forward claiming that a transgender woman, accused of posing as a doctor and injecting toxic substances into the buttocks of a patient who wanted a fuller figure, also carried out similar procedures on them, reports NBC Miami.
Oneal Ron Morris, 30, who police say was born a man but identifies as a woman, was arrested Friday and charged with practicing medicine without a license and serious bodily injury. She was released on bond.
Morris allegedly injected cement, mineral oil and flat-tire sealant into the buttocks of the victim, who is not being identified and was reportedly referred to Morris by a friend for the series of injections costing $700 in May 2010. Police said Morris injected tubes in several places around her bottom and pumped them full of toxic substances. Soon after the procedure, the victim reportedly went to the hospital several times with sores, flu like symptoms and severe pain. She is still recovering from surgery and in too much pain to work.
DOH deputy press secretary Jennifer Hirst told NBC Miami that due to the media attention, several other possible victims have stepped forward claiming to have suffered life-threatening injuries after Morris performed a similar procedure on them.
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