We first reported on 34-year-old Jennifer Vargas last year after she grabbed her 6-year-old son’s genitals and angrily jerked on them hard enough to rip open his coin purse. To stop his testicles from playing peek-a-boo, she went full Macgyver and used super glue to close the gaping wound.
When the boy’s father returned home and found the boy crying in his bed wearing a pair of underwear full of bloody paper towels, he rushed him to the hospital where doctors treated a nearly two-inch tear to his scrotum.
Vargas eventually admitted she was angry at the boy and “grabbed his scrotum and pulled as hard as she could.” She was arrested and charged with assault causing serious bodily injury. She was looking at 10 years in prison, but she pleaded guilty last Thursday and was only sentenced to two years in prison, with an additional five years of supervised release.
“I would like to say that I regret my actions, that I do love my children with all my heart,” Vargas said before the judge. “They are the most important thing to me.”
Her son has since recovered after spending three days in the hospital. He is now in the custody of his father, who has filed for divorce from Vargas. He also said he had some idea why Vargas may have injured his son, but declined to elaborate.Tags: Assault, Child Abuse, Crime, Jennifer Marie Vargas, scrotum, superglue, Texas