A Florida man has been arrested and charged after he allegedly cut his two-year-old cousin who he was babysitting in the groin in an incident where investigators say he “tried to circumcise” the boy, Fox 35 reported.
Tim Powell was babysitting his cousin while the mother was at work. The grandmother and grandfather were at home when the incident occurred but they were both asleep.
At around 7 p.m., Powell called the mother to tell her that the boy was “bleeding from his penis area as glass had entered his diaper,” the report said. Powell added that he tried to wipe it off, causing the skin to break.
The boy was taken to a local hospital where he had to have his skin glued to repair the injury, the report said. The hospital reported the incident to police because they “feared some type of abuse was happening at the residence,” according to the report.
Police spoke to Powell ahead of his arrest, who said he noticed the boy was bleeding when he went to change his diaper.
“There must have been a piece of glass in his diaper,” Powell told police, according to the report. He added that he became frustrated and started to lose his temper.
Powell also said “he may have pulled (the boy’s) penis downward with too much force” and began “to wipe him very hard,” the report said, adding that Powell said he “did not intentionally cut” him.
Furthermore, the nurse said the injury had to have been inflicted by someone, “as if they may have tried to circumcise” him, the report said.
Read the full report over at Fox 35.