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Maui woman on trial for alleged potty training injuries

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) - A 39-year-old Maui woman is on trial for alleged injuries to a toddler who attended her toilet-training "boot camp."

The Maui News reports a pediatrician testified Wednesday on the first day of the trial of Rebecca Stapp of Waiehu.

Stapp has pleaded not guilty to a charge of third-degree assault on the boy.

Pediatrician Norka Wilkinson testified that severe to moderate force would have been used to inflict injuries to the buttocks, thighs, lower back and groin area of the child.

The boy was about 17 months old when the pediatrician saw him May 2, 2013.

Stapp's attorney, David Wiltsie, asked the doctor if diaper rash could have caused what was shown in photographs presented by prosecutors.

Wilkinson said it didn't look like diaper rash to her.

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