Fla. woman pleads not guilty in 'toxic tush' case

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Posted: Apr 08, 2012 10:00 AM
Fla. woman pleads not guilty in 'toxic tush' case

A Florida woman accused by authorities of illegally injecting toxic substances into women's buttocks as an enhancement procedure has pleaded not guilty.

The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports ( http://sunsent.nl/I75luU) Oneal Ron Morris sent a written plea of not guilty to a Broward County judge on Thursday.

She faces unlicensed practice of medicine and related charges in Broward County. Morris, who police say was born a man and identifies as a woman, was arrested in November on similar charges in Miami-Dade County.

Her attorney says his client maintains her innocence.

Authorities say Morris injected flat-tire sealant, glue, caulk and cement into women's buttocks. All three victims suffered medical complications and infections.

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Information from: South Florida Sun Sentinel, http://www.sun sentinel.com