It is widely accepted that cheating on someone, especially someone you were in a long-term relationship with, is one of the worst things you could do. And vice-versa, being cheated on is one of the worst feelings in the world. That moment you find out, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that they’ve been straying, it’s very natural to feel rage.
What definitely isn’t normal or acceptable is inflicting any kind of physical harm on your partner in order to punish them for cheating. Two wrongs certainly do not make a right.
But incidents like these occur on a daily basis, and they are very much, examples of domestic violence, regardless of whether or not they were motivated by an affair.
Watch the video below to learn more about domestic violence against men and the effect it has on their lives…
Forty-four-year-old Rachel Biscoe was so enraged after catching her fiancé half-naked on the phone with his lover, that she reacted in the most violent way imaginable.
So what did she do? Well, it’s so gross that it really doesn’t bear thinking about, but it did happen and Biscoe even confessed to the crime.
Biscoe sliced open the scrotum of her former fiancé, Trevor Camp, with her diamond engagement ring and what’s more, she even managed to avoid jail.
Biscoe saw red after returning home to find the man she was about to marry in bed, speaking on the phone with a Chinese woman he was cheating with.
After this revelation, Biscoe and Camp began arguing in a very turbulent manner, and according to the resulting court case, the argument continued in their kitchen. It was when they were in the kitchen that Camp, who was entirely naked from the waist down, began to feel immense pain around his crotch and then noticed that he was bleeding heavily.
The woman Camp was on the phone with remained on the call throughout the incident and afterward told the police that he shouted: “She’s got a knife and she sliced me.” However, the officers investigating the case were faced with difficulties when it was confirmed that no weapon was ever found at their apartment in Poundbury in Dorset.
Camp also admitted to being drunk when the altercation took place and said he was unsure as to what caused his injury. Biscoe left her ex-partner in total agony, and shortly after inflicting the wound, she went out to walk their dog.
Camp called the ambulance at 2:20 pm on December 8 and was then taken to the local hospital. He was told he needed to undergo surgery in order to allow the wound to heal in the safest way possible. But after being discharged from the hospital, he was soon forced return when he got an infection in his groin area.
Elizabeth Valera, the prosecutor, told the court that the couple had been together for six years but their relationship took a turn for the worst when Biscoe learned of her partner’s affair. In a statement, Camp revealed that Biscoe “found it hard to trust me and was suspicious of my movements. Although we’ve had a volatile relationship, I really did not expect her to be so vicious.”
Valera also explained that the wound had been caused by Biscoe’s diamond engagement ring when she grabbed him around his crotch area.
The defense lawyer, Aileen Tring, revealed that shortly after Biscoe and Camp started seeing each other, he told Biscoe that he was a cross-dresser, which she had no problems with. However, what she did have a problem with, according to Tring, was his drinking problem.
“She felt she wasn’t able to leave and when he was sober he was a good person,” Tring said.
The couple ended their relationship after the incident, and Camp has now moved to China to live with the woman he was on the phone with.
Biscoe pleaded guilty to a charge of inflicting grievous bodily harm and was given a four-month jail sentence, suspended for 12 months by magistrates in Weymouth. She was also handed a two month suspended sentence for breaching a conditional discharge from a previous assault charge.
Biscoe was in tears throughout the trial and was ordered to do 20 days of rehabilitation activity, 160 hours of unpaid work and pay £300 ($415) compensation to Camp.
It goes without saying that violence is never the answer in a dispute, regardless of how wronged you feel. Biscoe was lucky to get off so lightly but this should serve as a lesson to anyone that you should refrain from doing anything rash in the heat of the moment, otherwise you might just do something you regret.