A Nixa man faces a three-felony county grand jury indictment because he allegedly circumcised two boys without having a license to practice medicine.
Curtis W. Abbott, 47, is charged with two Class D felony counts of endangering the welfare of a child and one Class D felony count of unauthorized practice of medicine or surgery. The grand jury determined that Abbott, “knowingly acted in a manner that created a substantial risk to the life, body and health,” of two minor children less than 17 years of age.
The circumcision procedures occurred sometime between May 1, and May 9, 2018.
Online court records show the Christian County grand jury indicted Abbott on Aug. 24. According to online court records, Abbott was booked on Aug. 29 and posted $2,500 bond from jail on Sept. 4.
Abbott is in the process of seeking legal counsel, according to court documents.
Due to the nature of a grand jury indictment, the circumstances under which the allegation of unauthorized practice of medicine or surgery came about are unknown. The probable cause statement does not offer any sort of motive by which Abbott would have performed medical procedures.
Abbott’s next court hearing is scheduled for Oct. 17.