Prosecutor: Woman forcibly removed the child’s blood, self-diagnosed illness

MINNEAPOLIS — A Crosslake woman was charged with torture Wednesday after an investigation found she forcibly removed blood from her child.

Jorden Borders, 32, was charged with three counts of child torture and two counts of stalking.

According to the complaint, in March Borders took her 9-year-old child to the hospital, where it was determined that someone had removed blood from the child’s body.

During an interview, Borders’ three children said they saw their mother draw blood from the 9-year-old, were told to flush the blood down the toilet and told not to say anything.


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Borders’ two other children, 11 and 8, were self-diagnosed by Borders with Osteogenesis Imperfecta, or osteoporosis.

The children were reportedly forced to wear casts and neck braces, although none of them had injuries. A medical examination allegedly revealed that one of the children had spent over two years of his life in a cast.

Borders also received income from Minnesota to care for her children and had been nominated for gifts from several non-profit foundations, receiving a total of $35,000, court documents say.

All the children made similar statements about how their mother treated them, saying that Borders would “choke them and throw them across the house”, force them to stand outside in the cold for long periods of time, beat them with belts and more .

Several children said they were choked by Borders until their vision was blurred. Another told investigators he never had a bed.

“I was never sure,” one child told investigators when asked about a typical day with boundaries.

A child told police he saw his mother stealing medical supplies from doctors’ offices, the criminal complaint said.

During the execution of a search warrant, investigators found strings and casting materials inside Borders’ residence.

A court date has not yet been set for Borders.

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