The authorities have accused him of four instances of mistreating animals, but they have also added two more charges of engaging in sexual acts with animals to his case. Depending on the extent of the harm he inflicted on the animals, he may face harsher consequences for his actions.
The suspect, whose name has not been released, was arrested after a neighbor reported hearing noises from his backyard. The police found several animals in cages and signs of abuse. They also discovered videos on his phone that showed him performing sexual acts with a dog and a goat.
The animal rights group PETA has condemned the suspect's actions and called for the maximum punishment under the law. They have also offered to help find new homes for the animals that were rescued from his property. According to PETA, bestiality is not only a crime but also a sign of mental illness and a risk factor for violence against humans.
The suspect is currently being held in jail on a $50,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court next week. If convicted, he could face up to five years in prison for each count of bestiality and up to one year for each count of animal cruelty. He could also be ordered to undergo psychological evaluation and treatment. 061ffe29dd