The cruelty one woman allegedly showed to her own son is enough to be its own Halloween horror tale.
Authorities have charged Jennifer Marie Vargas, 34, a civilian living on a military base in San Antonio, with assault after she allegedly attempted to pull off her 6-year-old child’s genitals while angry at him, then tried to reattach them with superglue, the San Antonio Express-News reported.
According to a criminal affidavit filed with the FBI, Vargas admitted to agents that on Sept. 27, after becoming angry at the boy, she grabbed his scrotum as hard as she could “thereby ripping his ‘sack’ and causing a laceration,” according to a criminal complaint filed in federal court. The document continued that she applied the superglue, chemically known as a cyanoacrylate adhesive and designed for binding solid services, then stuffed the boy’s underwear with paper towel and ordered him to bed. She sought no medical attention for him, the affidavit said.
When the boy’s father, U.S. Army Specialist Samuel Simpson, returned home, he found his son in a bedroom crying and discovered damaged tissue in the boy’s underwear and a severe injury to his scrotum, according to the complaint.
He took the boy to the San Antonio Military Medical Center, where doctors said he had a 4-centimeter laceration to his scrotum and bruising to his penis. He was medicated due to the extreme pain and taken into surgery to repair the damage, the affidavit said. He remains in his father’s custody.
Judge Pamela Mathy ordered Vargas held without bail pending an Oct. 28 bail hearing. Prosecutors are expected to argue that she remain behind bars.