Belton: Central Texas woman indicted in apparent Munchausen case

Danica Alexandria Harrison, 29, was arrested on July 25 in College Station on a warrant charging injury to a child/intentional bodily injury. (Jail photo)
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TEMPLE, Texas (KWTX) A Central Texas woman, who, according to police, manipulated the medical staff at McLane Children’s Hospital in Temple “into performing unnecessary surgery and procedures on her 9-month-old daughter,” was named in a four-count indictment Wednesday charging intentional bodily injury of a child.

Danica Alexandria Harrison, 29, who is from the Bryan-College Station area, was arrested on July 25 in College Station on a warrant charging injury to a child/intentional bodily injury.

She was released after posting a $100,000 bond.

The warrant was issued on July 23 following an investigation that started after officers were sent to the hospital on March 12, 2018 “after medical staff observed concerning behavior from the mother of a patient.”

Munchausen syndrome by proxy is a mental health problem in which parents or caregivers either invent or actually cause an illness or injury to a person in their care.

The victims are most often small children, experts say.