Dancer claims buttocks boost damaged lungs

MARYCLAIRE DALE
Last updated 09:19 17/05/2012
 A Philadelphia Police Department of Padge Victoria Windslowe who  who calls herself the
BLACK MADAM: A Philadelphia Police Department of Padge Victoria Windslowe who who calls herself the "Black Madam" and is facing a trail on charges of administering illegal buttock-injections.

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A Philadelphia woman who calls herself the "Black Madam" has been ordered 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 early today (NZ time) that she paid US$1000 (NZ$1300) 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 hospitalised 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 US$750,000 (NZ$981,000) bail.

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