A creep who admitted having sex with a horse and sexually abusing a foal cannot be charged with a crime because his home state doesn’t have a bestiality law. The pervert, who has not been named, was caught on camera molesting the animals in Sweetwater County, Wyoming, earlier this month.
But Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office say they now face an uphill struggle to bring the animal abuser to justice. Spokesman Jason Mower explained: ‘While shocking, this is actually a very difficult case.
‘Wyoming is one of only a handful of states across the country without a bestiality statute on the books. Also, to satisfy the elements of an animal cruelty charge, it is our understanding that we would need to prove that the suspect’s actions in this case actually harmed the animals.’
KUTV reported that rumors over the acts of bestiality had been swirling around Sweetwater County for weeks, after an eyewitness claimed to have caught a man having sex with a horse in June.
They previously noticed their horses had been moved around, and then set up a surveillance camera to try and catch the animal abuser in the act. That trap worked, with detectives handed clips of the sex abuse to investigate.
They are also probing an assault said to have taken place when the horses’ owner confronted the pervert, although it is not clear who attacked who. Sheriff’s deputies say they believe the man sexually abused other horses as well.
Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office said that despite having their hands tied by the law, they are determined to help local residents keep their property and animals safe.
The seven other US states without an anti-bestiality law are: Hawaii, Kentucky, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Vermont, Washington, DC, and West Virginia.
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