NBCPhiladelphia.com - Lu Ann Cahn
Wednesday night Philadelphia police raided a Germantown home and arrested Padge Windslowe before she could administer illegal butt injections. Windslowe allegedly performed these illegal procedures before , police said. Her bail has been set at $10 million dollars and she is being charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, and deceptive business practices. NBC10's Lu Ann Cahn reports the details.
Philadelphia Police raided what they call a "Pumping Party" Wednesday evening at a Germantown home and arrested Page (a.k.a. Padge-Victoria) Windslowe, the woman also known as the "Black Madam" before she could administer any injections.
Windslowe, 42, was being held on $10 million bail Thursday, charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, deceptive business practices and related charges in relation to the injection of silicone into the buttocks of a 23-year-old last month, according to the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office.
Philadelphia Police say Windslowe was paid $1,000 to inject that woman and that the victim had to be hospitalized with silicone in her lungs.
Police say they received a tip that Windslowe would be performing buttocks-enhancement procedures at the Germantown home Wednesday night.
Police confiscated an injection kit complete with syringes, some silicone substance and crazy glue to close up the injection wounds.
Windslowe also had to surrender her passport ahead of her March 13 court appearance.
This wasn't the first time the so-called "Black Madam" was connected to illegal buttocks enhancements.
Windslowe is under investigation for a botched butt-enhancement procedure on 20-year-old British student Claudia Aderotimi at the Hampton Inn near Philadelphia International Airport in Feb. 2011, according to police. Aderotimi died after the procedure was performed.
Police say that on Feb. 19, another woman -- an exotic dancer from North Philadelphia -- received injections of what is believed to have been silicone into her buttocks. Police say she went to Temple University Hospital four days later complaining of shortness of breath and spitting up blood.
"What we believe happened is the same thing that happened in a previous case... the injection struck a blood vessel." Philadelphia Police Lt. John Walker said. "Whatever the stuff is -- we believe it's silicone -- went into the blood stream, landed into her lungs and caused shortness of breath."
Police say the woman from the most recent incident has since recovered.
Windslowe has not been charged in connection with Aderotimi's death.
Police say they plan to meet with Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams and the Delaware County Medical Examiner to discuss the Aderotimi case.
"The mere fact that (Windslowe)'s out there continuing to still inject people makes us all irate," Walker said.
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