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SC midwife indicted for Indiana deliveries

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana grand jury has indicted a South Carolina woman on numerous charges for allegedly delivering several children in Indiana, including a newborn that died.

Carol Velasquez, 49, of Aiken, S.C., was arrested Tuesday on 12 counts of unlawful practice of medicine and five counts of obtaining or procuring legend drugs.

The Indianapolis Star reports Velasquez was indicted by a Marion County grand jury. Court documents allege Velasquez administered labor-inducing drugs and other medications to women she was helping with deliveries in 2009 and 2010 and that she did not have the proper training to do so.

Velasquez is listed as a licensed midwife in South Carolina.

South Carolina does not require a person acting as a midwife to be a nurse, but Indiana law contains more stringent requirements.



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