The Huffington Post website reports today (June 9, 2011) that two members of a faith-healing church in Oregon City, Oregon were found guilty on June 7 of felony criminal mistreatment for not seeking medical care for their daughter.
Timothy and Rebecca Wyland face up to five years in prison when they will be sentenced on June 24.
The couple's daughter, Alayna, was born in December 2009 with a birthmark above her left eye that developed into an abnormal growth of blood vessels, known as hemangioma.
The growth slowly engulfed her left eye, but the Wylands never consulted a doctor. The Wylands are members of Oregon City's Followers of Christ Church, which considers medical treatment a rejection of religious faith.