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A Storm Lake woman is charged after police say her child had to have part of her finger amputated

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30-year-old Kaylyn Khamtan faces a charge of child endangerment causing serious injury. 30-year-old Kaylyn Khamtan faces a charge of child endangerment causing serious injury.
STORM LAKE, Iowa (KTIV) -

30-year-old Kaylyn Khamtan faces a charge of child endangerment causing serious injury.

Storm Lake Police Assistant Chief Todd Erskine says Khamtan put a rubber band with a piece of tissue around her three-year-old daughter's finger to cover up a hang nail or similar injury.

He says the rubber band was left on the child's finger for at least six days, causing loss of blood flow to the finger.

The child was brought to the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake on March 14th.

The medical staff reported the blood flow had been constricted too long, causing the finger to become mummified and the rubber band to sink into the bone on the finger.

Erskine says doctors had to amputate a small portion of the child's finger.

Khamtan was released on bond from the Buena Vista County jail.

Her next court appearance has not been scheduled.

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