Ohio clinic has ‘no way to confirm’ patient’s identity

WASHINGTON — A woman at an Ohio clinic accused of performing a cosmetic surgery on her 3-year-old daughter is being charged with a felony for performing the procedure, authorities said.

The Ohio Bureau of Medical Examiners announced Monday that 30-year old Lisa E. Deutsch was arrested Monday and charged with two felony counts of aggravated child abuse.

The complaint said she performed the procedure on her daughter in March.

The agency said the child’s father called the Cleveland Clinic and said his daughter was in pain and crying because she had been “naked and crying all day.”

The complaint said the boy was told he needed a procedure to correct his facial deformity.

The Cleveland Clinic said it is cooperating with authorities in the investigation.