Arkansas mum tried to sell kid for $10k to escape abusive husband who 'sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl'
Jennifer Uren alleged that her husband Bradley tried to break her arm and threatened the lives of her and their children
GASSVILLE, ARKANSAS: A woman has been accused of trying to sell one of her children for $10,000 to escape her ‘abusive’ husband who allegedly beat her and also sexually assaulted a girl at knifepoint. The accusations against Jennifer Uren came after she and her husband, Bradley Uren, appeared in court on Thursday, May 21, after being arrested on sex-related charges in March.
The husband and wife duo reportedly made shocking allegations against each other in a child abuse case. Bradley and Jennifer were arrested on March 6. The 35-year-old husband was charged with three counts of rape while his 36-year-old wife was charged with two counts of permitting child abuse.
Some of the details of the case have not been revealed, including the probable cause affidavits, due to the involvement of children. But on the May 21 hearing, the Baxter County court heard that Bradley has accused his wife of wanting to sell one of their children to relatives of hers for $10,000. He also alleged in his petition that Jennifer and unnamed individuals “have a conspiracy” to get him “out of the picture.” The man alleged that his wife was violent with him and accused her of hanging out with convicted criminals and threatening to “find someone to take care of me.”
While in her petition, Jennifer accused Bradley of domestic violence, claiming he tried to break her arm and threatened the lives of her and their children. She also alleged that her husband made “peek holes” in their house to watch “every move” of her and their children. Besides, the mother said that currently, her children were under the custody of the Arkansas Department of Human Services because of her husband’s actions toward them.
The court documents showed Jennifer had filed for a protective order against her husband on February 3, alleging claims of domestic violence. Seven days later, citing similar allegations, Bradley also requested a protective order against his wife.
On March 12, Jennifer pleaded not guilty to the charges against her. Her lawyer Matt Stone told the court on May 21 that there was no action to take in her case. She is free on a $5,000 bond and is scheduled to face a trial in mid-October before appearing in front of a judge in early September.
While her husband Bradley, who is a registered sex offender, is in custody on a $500,000 bond. His sex offender status is related to an August 2005 sexual battery conviction when he was 18 years old. According to the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office website, at the time Bradley was convicted of encouraging a 14-year-old girl to come to his house where he forced her to remove her clothing at knifepoint.
In another child abuse incident, a Washington mother was arrested after she tried to kill her two children by strangling them. Hina Sadia reportedly told police that she was a "bad mother who can't take care of them".
When the 911 dispatchers reportedly arrived at the location on May 17, they found children, a four-year-old girl and a two-year-old boy, naked in a bathtub. The girl child was "completely limp and not moving" while the younger one was "sobbing and crying". The children were reportedly taken to Mary Bridge Hospital, where the four-year-old is said to be in critical condition while her little brother has been kept in observation. Court documents revealed that when Sadia was questioned by officials over why she tried to kill her children, she responded, "I am a bad mother and I cannot take care of my kids."