By Elizabeth Hur
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The so-called “Black Madam” is under arrest. She’s believed to be behind a deadly injection and police caught her allegedly getting ready to perform more procedures.
Padge Victoria Winslowe would not deny or admit to any wrongdoing when led away in handcuffs from a home in the 100 block of Pastorious Street in Philadelphia’s Germantown neighborhood Wednesday night.
Winslowe repeatedly told reporters, “My lawyer will speak to you!”
Police say working on a tip, detectives waited for the 42-year-old’s arrival as she was scheduled to perform an illegal buttocks injection procedure at a gathering known as a “pumping” party.
“The good thing about this evening, we were able to confiscate the items she was going to use for the injection tonight,” Lt John Walker said.
Winslowe first appeared on investigators’ radar last February. Police say their suspect is not licensed to perform any medical procedures. Rather she was an aspiring pop star who went by the name, “Black Madam.”
She was wanted for questioning when 20-year-old Claudia Aderotimi, a student from London died after receiving buttocks injections from Winslowe at a Southwest Philadelphia hotel. (see related story).
Lt. Walker added, “The mere fact that she’s still out there continuing to inject people make us all irate, myself, the District Attorney and everyone in law enforcement.”
Police arrested Winslowe tonight because a 23-year-old woman had to be hospitalized police say after she received the illegal cosmetic procedure from Winslowe on February 19th.
The woman has since been treated and released.
The District Attorney’s Office has charged Windslowe with Aggravated Assault, Simple Assault, REAP, PIC, Deceptive business practices and Theft by Deception for the illegal injection of silicone into the buttocks of the 23-year-old. They haven’t charged her for the case involving the student who died since the Medical Examiner has yet to rule on an exact cause of death.
Investigators plan to meet with the district attorney as well as the medical examiner on Thursday to revisit and review the latest on that case.
Winslowe is currently being held on $10 million bail.