Texas Mom Allegedly Hurt Son, Then Glued Genitals 10/24/13
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A South Texas woman has been accused of ripping her 6-year-old son's genitals during a rage and trying to repair the wound with glue.
An FBI complaint charges 34-year-old Jennifer Marie Vargas of San Antonio with assault within maritime and territorial jurisdiction resulting in serious bodily injury. Vargas, who was arrested Wednesday, remains in custody pending a bail hearing Monday in federal court in San Antonio.
The boy's father is in the Army. The incident happened Sept. 27 at the family's home at Joint Base San Antonio Fort Sam Houston.
Prosecutors say the father returned home from work, found his injured son and took him to a military hospital. The boy, who's recovering from a lacerated scrotum and bruising, remains with his father.
Authorities are investigating why the mother was angry.