The wife of a soldier stationed at Joint Base San Antonio was taken into custody by the FBI this week after she allegedly tore her six-year-old son's genitals as punishment, and then used superglue to fix them.
According to the criminal complaint affidavit, Jennifer Marie Vargas's husband returned home on September 27th to find bloody paper towels stuffed down his crying son's underwear.
Upon closer inspection, it was revealed that the child's scrotum had been partially severed, resulting in a 4 centimeter-long tear and significant bruising.
He was rushed to the hospital where surgeons were able to repair the damage.
The affidavit says Vargas, 34, admitted to inflicting the injury out of anger with the child.
She told agents she attempted to treat the wound with alcohol, and then "applied superglue to the (boy's) scrotum until the bleeding stopped."
After lining his underwear with paper towels, Vargas "then told him to go to bed."
Vargas was arrested this past Wednesday and charged with assault within maritime and territorial jurisdiction resulting in serious bodily injury.
If convicted, she faces up to 10 years behind bars.
[screengrab via News 4 San Antonio]