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Woman Tried to Castrate 5-Year-Old Stepson

A North Carolina woman was arrested and charged after she allegedly abused her 5-year-old stepson and left the child with third-degree burns, in addition to reportedly trying to castrate him.
On July 29, a 33-year-old stepmother brought her adopted 5-year-old stepson to the emergency room at the Wilson Medical Center because he had sustained severe burns.
The burns were diagnosed as third-degree, and it was suspected that they were caused by abuse. The child also had bruises and injuries on his head, face, arms, legs, back, and genitals.
The medical staff noted that some of the wounds appeared partially healed, and they surmised the injuries were caused during earlier abuse incidents. They believed the child was the victim of regular physical abuse at home.
The hospital reported the suspected ongoing abuse to the Wilson County Department of Social Services, and they connected with the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office to notify them about the situation.
An investigation was opened, and after collecting details about the situation, it was asserted that the boy’s stepmother caused the injuries by abusing him.
Last week, the woman was placed under arrest and incarcerated. She is expected to face charges for one count of felony first-degree attempted murder, two counts of felony intentional child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury, one count of felony first-degree malicious castration, first-degree kidnapping, and three counts of felony child abuse resulting in serious physical injury. She is being held in lieu of a $2 M bond.
The child was sent to the University of North Carolina Burn Clinic in Chapel Hill, where they have specialists that can address his severe wounds.
There are currently no updates on his condition.
If you or someone you love is suspected of a domestic violence offense, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.

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