LOWELL -- A 24-year-old city woman is accused of assaulting her deaf boyfriend while he slept by pulling his private parts so hard, they ripped in two places, requiring stitches.
In Lowell District Court last week, Erika Post, of Maple Street, pleaded not guilty to assault and battery on her 33-year-old live-in boyfriend. She was released on personal recognizance with the conditions that she stay away and have no contact with the victim.
Her next court date is April 22 for a pretrial conference.
According to court documents, Lowell police responded at 1:21 a.m. on Feb. 18 to 84 Maple St. for an unknown medical. On the way to the scene, police were told the victim was a deaf male who was bleeding.
When police arrived, the victim was holding his genitals from outside his sweatpants and appeared to be in pain. The victim's brother acted as an interpreter, telling police that the victim was sleeping when Post allegedly pulled his pants down and pulled forcefully several times, drawing blood.
Emergency personnel saw two lacerations in need of stitches. The victim was transported to Lowell General Hospital's Saints Campus.
During the investigation, police communicated with Post, who is also deaf. Post told police she was trying to watch a movie while the victim, her boyfriend, was sleeping. He told her to turn off the movie and she refused, triggering an argument in which he allegedly pushed her.
The victim's sister-in-law told police that the couple is always fighting and that Post is usually the aggressor, accusing her boyfriend of cheating on her.
After being handcuffed, Post told police she wanted to go to the hospital to see her boyfriend and apologize.
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