An Australian woman was given a suspended sentence for burning her cheating boyfriend’s penis with a hair straightener.
Bronwyn Joy Parker, 22, pleaded guilty to burning her boyfriend's penis — which occurred in December 2013 — and was given a nine month jail sentence, NT News reports. The victim suffered third-degree burns to his genitals as a result of the incident.
Parker reportedly met the victim online and developed a relationship with him soon after. Judge Paul Muscat said in court that their relationship had a history of violent encounters. The trouble, according to Muscat, began when the couple, who resided in Mount Barker, in South Australia, agreed that Parker would burn her boyfriend’s testicles should he ever cheat on him.
“You regularly abused him, including physically, if you suspected, or, if he admitted to being unfaithful to you," Muscat said in court, according to NT News. "You were particularly jealous of his association with his ex-girlfriend,” Muscat said.
The incident occurred after Parker discovered that her boyfriend had spent two nights with an ex-girlfriend.
“When you found out about that, you reminded him of his promise to you,” Muscat said. “He asked you ‘What about it?’ referring to the promise he had previously made. You told him to remove his penis from his shorts, which he did. He said that you could ‘tap it’ with the straighteners after he removed his penis, after you said that you were not going to burn his testicles.”
She then allegedly took his penis in her hands and applied the straightener, resulting in third-degree burns.
“I need not here say anything of the pain and shock which he then experienced,” Muscat said of the victim, who described his penis as “swollen” and “blistering” as a result of the burns.
“In short, his penis will be scarred for life and he will suffer from a number of issues, including the proper function of his penis, not to mention the cosmetic and psychological problems associated with the scarring to such a sensitive site,” Muscat said.
Parker pleaded guilty to recklessly causing serious harm, and her nine month jail sentence was suspended upon her entering an 18-month good behavior bond.