Jessica Gasser accused of Munchausen by proxy

Jessica Gasser accused of Munchausen by proxy

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Jessica Gasser (Sheriff of Tarrant County

Jessica Gasser (Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office)

A 27-year-old mother in Texas has been arrested after allegedly subjecting her 3-year-old daughter to multiple unnecessary medical and surgical procedures, a condition also known as Munchausen syndrome by proxy. Jessica Gasser was taken into custody Friday after a month-long investigation into the charges and charged on suspicion of injuring a child, according to the Tarrant County Criminal Court Clerk’s Office.

Gasser has yet to be formally charged by prosecutors. However, in an affidavit submitted for the issuance of a warrant for Gasser’s arrest earlier this month, investigators say they have evidence indicating that Gasser should be charged with the crime of injuring a child – bodily injury.

In a Facebook post, the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday asked for the public’s help in gathering evidence against Gasser. Specifically, TCSO asked anyone who had “social media contact” with Gasser to contact the sheriff’s office, saying Gasser had explicitly stated her intent to delete all communications related to the case against her.

“Jessica Gasser is the subject of a medical child abuse case in which she allegedly underwent several unnecessary medical procedures on her 3-year-old child,” the sheriff’s office said in the post. “She recently messaged a friend that she would delete all social media posts regarding her child’s health, including private messages. If you have been in contact with her via social media or text , please contact Detective Michael Weber at 817-884-3749.

TCSO noted that Gasser allegedly abused his young daughter for “an indefinite time” and previously used the screen name “MedicalMamaJess” on various social media accounts.