Alabama educator, wife charged with faking child’s illness

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WETUMPKA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama educator and his wife have been indicted on charges of falsely claiming their daughter had a terminal illness.

Elmore County authorities say 38-year-old Daniel Nix Taylor and 37-year-old Jessica Lane Taylor are charged with aggravated child abuse. The man works as an assistant principal at an elementary school.

Prosecutor C.J. Robinson says they’re accused of claiming their daughter had cancer or another terminal illness, which prompted fundraisers in the community. He says the child had to undergo medical appointments and invasive tests because of the claims.

Court records don’t include the name of a defense lawyer who could speak on behalf of the couple.

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