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'Black Madam' arrested in injection party

Article-'Black Madam' arrested in injection party

Philadelphia — Police here have arrested Padge Victoria Windslowe, 42, who is considered a person of interest in connection with the death of a London tourist who received illegal buttocks-enhancement injections last year in a Philadelphia hotel.

According to an Associated Press report, police said Ms. Windslowe, who’s come to be known as the “Black Madam,” was arrested two weeks ago as she prepared to host a “pumping party”' where she was to illegally inject clients.

The police say Ms. Windslowe faces charges that include aggravated assault and deceptive practices after one of her clients, an exotic dancer, suffered serious lung problems after an injection. She is also a “person of interest” in the death of the 20-year-old London woman who last year received injections — allegedly from Ms. Windslowe — at a hotel near Philadelphia International Airport. Police say Ms. Windslowe will likely be charged with murder in that case if the medical examiner rules that the injection caused the woman’s death. So far, no charges have been filed in that case.

Police believe Ms. Windslowe has injected about 14 people, mostly advertising through word of mouth and moving her operation around the Philadelphia area. Authorities say Ms. Windslowe injected a substance she described as silicone into clients' buttocks, then sealed the sites with glue.

Ms. Windslowe is being held on $10 million bail, the AP reports.

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