WEST PALM BEACH (CBSMiami/AP) — The battle over a Florida boy’s circumcision is, for the first time, headed to a federal courtroom.READ MORE: Lauderhill PD Needs Help Locating 72-Year-Old Levan McKenzie
Thirty-one-year-old Heather Hironimus was arrested Thursday in the long-running dispute over the removal of her 4-year-old child’s foreskin. She went missing with the boy nearly three months ago and ignored a judge’s warnings that if she didn’t appear in court and give consent for the circumcision to proceed, she faced jail.
The case originated in state courts but will be heard in a federal courtroom Monday in West Palm Beach. An attorney for Hironimus filed a federal civil rights complaint as legal options faded.READ MORE: Researchers Develop Wearable Sensor That Measures Scratching To Help Better Treat Patients
A judge is due to hear a motion asking for a restraining order against the boy’s father to keep the surgery from happening.
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