Cops: Iowan, 33, Battered Husband When He Declined Her Request To Have Sex

An Iowa woman bit and scratched her husband when he declined to have sex with her, according to cops who arrested the suspect for domestic battery.

As detailed in a criminal complaint, when Rachel Butterbaugh, 33, arrived home from work around 10 PM Saturday night, her spouse was in bed inside the couple’s North Liberty residence.

Butterbaugh, pictured at right, “said she wanted to have sex,” police reported. But when her husband said no, Butterbaugh allegedly “became physical and began scratching and biting the victim.”

Following the confrontation, Butterbaugh called 911 and claimed that her husband had choked her. But when police arrived, they concluded that she had attacked her spouse, who had “several scratch marks on his neck and a bloody lip.”

Butterbaugh, who admitted biting her husband, was arrested on a misdemeanor domestic abuse charge and booked into the county jail. She was released from custody late Sunday morning after posting $2000 bond.

Court records show that Butterbaugh’s rap sheet includes two prior assault convictions.