Mum almost ‘pulls off son’s genitals’ before trying to repair the damage with SUPERGLUE
A mum has been arrested for nearly pulling off her six-year-old son’s genitals in a fit of rage, before trying to repair the injury with superglue. The Houston Chronicle reports the FBI have charged Jennifer Marie Vargas with assault resulting in serious bodily injury following the alleged assault on the Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, where his father is based with the army. If convicted Vargas, 34, faces up to 10 years in jail. Court documents say the little boy’s father came home from work on September 27 to find his son crying, and saw a bloody tissue in his underwear and a “severe injury” to his scrotum. He took his son to the San Antonio Medical Centre, where doctors found a 4cm-long cut to the youngster’s scrotum as well as bruising to his genitals, and he was given pain medication before being taken into surgery to repair the damage. Vargas is reported to have admitted to authorities that she grabbed her son by the scrotum because she was angry, before pulling him towards her with force. She is said to have told the FBI she used alcohol to clean the wound before trying to fix it with superglue, stuffing his underwear with paper towels and sending him to bed. A magistrate ordered Vargas to be remanded in custody ahead of a bail hearing on Monday. The child is recovering from surgery and is being looked after by his father.