Mother who admitted to tearing son's genitals waives hearing rights, stays in jail

Mother who admitted to tearing son's genitals waives hearing rights, stays in jail

Mother who admitted to tearing son's genitals waives hearing rights, stays in jail

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by BAILEY MCGOWAN

KENS 5

Posted on October 29, 2013 at 11:17 AM

SAN ANTONIO -- The mother who admitted in court documents to tearing her 6-year-old son's genitals in an angry outburst waived her hearing rights Thursday, according to the U.S. District Attorney's office. 

The woman will remain in federal custody without bond, according to a spokesperson for the U.S. District Attorney's office. 

A new federal court date has not been set. 

The mother, who is not being named to protect the identity of her son, was arrested on Oct. 23 for assault within a Maritime and Territorial Jurisdiction resulting in serious bodily injury. 

On the night of Sept. 27, documents say  the mother admitted she was angry with the boy and grabbed his scrotum and pulled him to her as hard as she could, ripping him.

She cleaned the wound with alcohol and tried to fix the cut on the scrotum with super glue until it stopped bleeding. The documents say she did not seek medical attention for the boy. 

When the boy's father returned home to their home at Fort Sam Houston Joint Military Base, he found his son crying, the feds allege. He took his son to San Antonio Military Medical Center where the child was taken into surgery to repair the damage. 

The penalties suggested on the criminal complaint suggest the penalties could be up to 10 years of imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, three years of supervised release and $100 mandatory special assessment. 

The mother's location at the time of the incident falls under special maritime and territorial jurisdiction even though she is a civilian.

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