Judge Couple must surrender child for treatment

first_imgOREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon judge has ordered a couple who belong to a faith healing church to surrender their child for medical treatment.On Thursday, Clackamas County Circuit Judge Douglas Van Dyk gave the state of Oregon temporary custody of the child. The Oregonian reports the judge has also ordered medical treatment as directed by doctors at Oregon Health & Science University. The age and medical condition of the child have not been disclosed.The parents, 44-year-old Timothy J. Wyland and 23-year-old Rebecca J. Wyland appeared in court without a lawyer. The couple are members of the Followers of Christ church, which relies on faith-healing rituals to treat illness.In March, two other church members were sentenced to prison for criminally negligent homicide in the 2008 death of their teenage son.Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.comlast_img read more

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