When Virginia Valdez was sentenced for attempting to cut off her husband’s penis she was only given three years’ probation and 420 hours of community service. The victim, Cesar Valdez, is now claiming the U.S. justice system has a double standard when it comes to domestic violence.
In a related report by the Inquisitr, a scorned wife in China went full-on Lorena Bobbitt, hacking off her husband’s manhood not only once, but twice.
According to the court documents, Virginia Valdez attacked her husband with a pair of scissors under the pretense of performing oral sex. The attack landed Cesar Valdez in the hospital and his penis required four stitches.
“This is what was used on his penis,” attorney Gloria Allred said, while holding heavy-duty scissors. “There was a lot of blood coming out of his penis as a result of her attack on him.”
The crime of felony assault with a deadly weapon could have required up to nine years in prison. But Virginia will not serve any prison time at all due to a plea agreement signed in December. The court also dismissed an additional charge of inflicting corporal injury on a spouse, which is a felony charge.
The attack also took place in 2011, and Allred believes that if her client had been female the case would have been resolved faster.
“(My client) is left with some resentment against the criminal justice system because he feels that if he had been a woman victim of domestic violence that the case would not have been permitted to be delayed for so long and that the punishment for Virginia would have been harsher,” Allred said according to The Desert Sun.
Cesar Valdez also spoke publicly for the first time, explaining why he believes he is experiencing a case of gender discrimination.
“I am here in front of you today to emphasize that male spouses can also be victims of domestic violence, but in some cases, men are afraid to talk for fear of ridicule or for fear of being labeled as some sort of freak or a wimp,” he said according to ABC 7. “There is no doubt in my mind that had I been the aggressor and not the victim my case would have been heard much sooner.”
The criminal case is now over but there is still a pending civil litigation since both parties are suing each other. Cesar Valdez claims his ex-wife lured him into their bedroom and attacked him for no reason.