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Sheriff: Infant starved to death; mom used breast milk for porn

GLENDALE, Ore. - The parents of a 7-week-old boy who died in January have been arrested on charges of murder by abuse after a medical examiner determined the child died from starvation.

Investigators say the mother used her breast milk for online pornography instead of feeding the child.

Detectives arrested Amanda Hancock, 22, and Stephen Williams Jr., 27 on Tuesday.

The charges stem from the January 22 death of their 7-week-old son, Data Hancock.

That night, an ambulance and sheriff's deputy responded to a report of an infant in distress at a home on Willis Avenue.

Medics found the infant unresponsive to treatment. He was declared dead at the scene.

The Douglas County Medical Examiner's Office and the Douglas County Sheriff's Office Detectives Division launched an investigation into the boy's death.

The investigation took place over the course of the past month.

As part of the investigation, the State Medical Examiner's Office in Portland conducted autopsy on Data Hancock.

Detectives learned from the State Medical Examiner's Office that the infant's cause of death was determined to be starvation.

According to a sworn affidavit filed by investigators in the case, the parents told authorities they fed the child milk multiple times per day but admitted they did not provide adequate care.

Williams told investigators he noticed the child had lost weight.

He said he didn't call the doctor because that was Hancock's responsibility.

Both parents worked in the online porn industry, and Hancock told investigators she would self-lactate for money and lactate onto something other than a bottle.

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