CLACKAMAS COUNTY, OR (KPTV) - A Wilsonville mother accused of taking her daughter out of the state to avoid cancer treatment has been booked into the Clackamas County Jail.

Christina Dixon was booked early Thursday morning on two counts each of first-degree custodial interference and first-degree criminal mistreatment.

On June 10, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and Wilsonville police asked for the public's help locating Christina and her 13-year-old daughter Kylee.

Officials said a court order was issued for Kylee to be placed in the custody of the Oregon Department of Human Services. Deputies said the girl is in need of medical attention and her mother ignored the court order.

Online postings by the family state Kylee is battling cancer, but she is in “great care” with her mom, who is treating the teen with the use of CBD oil and naturopathic treatments.

Deputies worked with the FBI on the case and, acting on tips, notified the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department that Christina and Kylee were in Nevada.

The sheriff's office said Christina and Kylee were located on June 13 at the Long Horn Casino & Hotel. Kylee was placed in protective custody.

Christina is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday afternoon in Oregon City.

FOX 12 reporter Amber Wilmarth spoke with Christina Thursday morning and asked if she ever thought she'd be in jail over the battle.

"No, definitely not. Cause I wouldn't think this is possible for any parent to go through, for getting charged for helping my daughter live makes no sense," Christina told FOX 12.

Christina says she did speak with her daughter over the phone two days ago. She says Kylee is doing well and undergoing a natural treatment similar to what she had her on already.

FOX 12 reached out to DHS for comment. They sent back a statement saying: "The Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) takes the safety and well-being of children very seriously.  DHS is obligated to comply with court orders, and any actions DHS may take in regard to this child will be focused on the child’s safety and well-being.  DHS has requirements to protect the safety and health of the children in our care, as well as their personal information. While we appreciate the community’s support for the child, we are not able to share information. "

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DHS does not have the safety and welfare of the child as their main concern. I know this from first hand experience. Their main concern is how much money they can take in from all their sources. They also love to use their unchecked authority to boss people around. They often put children into worst environments then they came from. They seldom check adequately the foster homes etc they place these kids. Some are good but many are just homes that make taking in kids a business and care little about the kids and more about how they can make a dime.

DB Cooper

This is medical kidnapping. Say what you will about your 'beliefs', but the government can take your children if any medical professional reports you for not following their orders.


I have so many issues with this its crazy! Doctors have the right to give kids treatment, shots, medication WITHOUT parent consent, why can't parents do the same! My daughter was talked into the gardasil shot, allowed my 16 year old daughter make that choice WITHOUT me, or my consent! She struggled for years to conceive, and I believe its because of that shot! This poor mom shouldn't be put in jail for trying to save and help her daughter. Not to mention, the daughter is old enough to be able to tell authorities that how she is feeling, if she is feeling better with moms choice of treatment, or the doctors choice.

DB Cooper

It's very scary. Medical kidnapping is a big problem and the media ALWAYS portrays the parent(s) as loonies. With the vaccine companies pushing to make their poison mandatory in Oregon regardless of any medical or other reasons, ANY medical practitioner can have your babies taken from you.

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