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An Indiana mother was arrested after she reportedly cut a man’s penis with a box cutter because she believes he molested her 2-year-old son. The mother, identified as Bonita Lynn Vela, said she wanted to “scar him so that he would have to look at it every time that he had sex in the future,” WXIN-TV reports.
Vela and two others are accused of holding the 18-year-old man captive for more than three hours. When police arrived, the man had blood stains and a cut on his penis. Vela is reportedly the man’s girlfriend’s mother.
According to police, Vela said she had gone to a friends house to smoke marijuana. She also reportedly said she wasn’t sure “if that was the only drug she ingested,” the police report states.
“Around 3 a.m., she became angry and had a friend get her daughter’s boyfriend as her suspicions grew. She demanded to know if he’d molested her son or messed around with her daughter,” the report adds.
The man reportedly told the mother that he never touched her son, but she was too angry and wouldn’t listen. He claims the mother threatened to “take him out, shoot him in the head and tie him to a tree so the animals (would) eat him.”
The mother then allegedly ordered the 18-year-old to take off his pants so she could “cut his (expletive).” If he refused, Vela reportedly threatened to have people hold him down so she could cut his penis “all the way off.”
As Vela held the box cutter, the man reportedly knocked it out of her hand and that is how his penis was cut, according to the police report. The mom told police she only intended to scare the man, not physically hurt him.
Vela faces charges of criminal confinement with a deadly weapon and battery with a deadly weapon. However, police are also fully investigating the child molestation claims.