Oregon Couple Arrested After Infant Son Starves To Death

| by Emily Smith

An Oregon couple involved in online pornography was arrested on Tuesday after their 7-week-old baby died of starvation.

Stephen Michael Williams Jr. and Amanda Marie Hancock were involved in lactation porn, which allegedly involved Hancock self-lactating while others paid to watch. The couple claimed they fed their child, in a probable-cause affidavit filed by deputies, but never took him to a doctor despite signs he was losing weight.

"Stephen and Amanda both admitted there was no prenatal care, and they didn't go to any doctor's appointments,” the affidavit read.

According to Williams, he never called a doctor because it was Hancock’s responsibility.

An ambulance was originally called on Jan. 22 to treat an infant in distress, though efforts to revive the child were unsuccessful. An autopsy performed on the child revealed that he had died of starvation.

According to the affidavit, the couple showed indifference to the infant dying.

After being arrested at their Glendale home, the couple was charged with murder by abuse. The couple’s 2-year-old son was taken into protective custody.

A grand jury will hear the charges next week.

Sources: The Huffington Post, ABC News / Photo Credit: Komo News