Gilbert, AZ — Jennifer Barnes, 39, is currently in custody after investigators established probable cause to hold her for the abuse of her 10-year-old adopted son. The abuse was described as sexual, but I am having trouble labeling it. Well… other than “damn evil,” that is…
According to police, the young victim told them that his adoptive mother bound his hands and feet, forced dog shit into his mouth and then duct taped his mouth shut so that he could not spit it out. The victim also described her burning his penis with a lighter and sodomizing him repeatedly with his own toothbrush. Police reports described another incident when the mother repeatedly burned the victim’s penis with a curling iron before tying a necklace around it causing it to bleed. The abuse was reported to have occurred between May of 2010 and August 22 of this year.
Are these the claims of an unhappy adopted child? It doesn’t sound like it. It was discovered during a forensic physical examination that the child had large scars on his pelvic area and legs, consistent with healed burns. He also had three distinct scars consistent with the claim of being sodomized.
Barnes reportedly told detectives that she was the sole caregiver during the time of the incidents. She also reportedly provided inconsistent statements to investigators. Police also said that Barnes denied having any knowledge of the child’s injuries or the scars.
This is clearly not going in her favor…
Court records show previous reports to Child Protective Services involving Barnes and her son. No details of those reports have been disclosed.
Barnes was arrested and charged with sexual conduct with a minor and child abuse charges. Barnes is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 15. She remains in custody without bond.
…and then there is the problem with the hair. Jennifer, Jennifer, Jennifer…Tags: Arizona, Child Abuse, Jennifer Barnes, sexual conduct with a minor, Sodomy, Torture