CLAREMORE AZ — A Claremore couple was arrested last week on bestiality complaints after police found at their home a video showing a sex act between the wife and the dog.
This is just wrong by any standard by the worst kind of offender. With cowards like these, there should be tougher laws. If a person is violated why is it any different for an animal that is violated by a person they trusted. This sort of cruelty should come with the same penalties a person gets for this barbaric sexual act . Person note: What the hell is wrong with the people of Oregon involved? I'm ashamed of them.
Porn Star Is Finally Arrested for dog abuse.
This was sent to me by a concerned reader Misty Richardson.. Thank you Misty..
Claremore couple arrested on bestiality complaints after woman-dog sex video discovered
Brenda Mettler, 42, and Robert S. Mettler, 44, were jailed Thursday on complaints of crimes against nature/sodomy, cruelty to animals and distributing obscene material.
CLAREMORE — A Claremore couple was arrested on bestiality complaints after police found at their home a video showing a dog performing oral sex on the wife.
The pair each posted $60,000 bail and were released from jail Friday, said Investigator Kyle Baker of the Rogers County Sheriff's Office. After issuing a search warrant, Baker searched the residence and located several videos showing different breeds of dogs performing sexual acts — including intercourse — with women, according to a police report.
Brenda Mettler said she and her husband made a video of a white boxer performing oral sex on her a long time ago, records indicate. The woman said it was a "one-time deal," adding that the dog has since died and she didn't know her husband posted the video to the Internet, documents show.
Robert Mettler told police it is a "fantasy of his to see dogs and females engage in sexual activity," a report stated.
He initially told authorities he didn't know the video was posted on a website that features bestiality, saying his account must have been hacked. But police were able to match the video that appeared on the website with a video in the husband's cellphone, an affidavit claims. Rhett Morgan 918-581-8395 firstname.lastname@example.org
Man’s online photos lead to animal abuse charges in Gresham, Oregon
Screwed the pooch over 400 times over 5 years. Pled to three counts of sexually assaulting an animal and was
sentenced to one year in jail, five years of probation, and a $500 fine
payable to the Oregon Humane Society. He must undergo sex offender
treatment. During his probation, Vongthongthip won’t be allowed to own animals or to contact the family dog he abused. The man lived with his mother and her boyfriend and abused the family dog
400 times over 5 years. Tell me nobody noticed?
Dogs sexually assaulted Jefferson, OR (US)
Incident Date: Wednesday, Jul 1, 2009
» Rachel Mae Petterson - Convicted
» Sam L. Petterson - Not Charged
A Jefferson woman has been arrested on accusations of sexually assaulting dogs after police found home video of the woman and her husband with the animals. Police were investigating allegations of sexual abuse and child pornography related to Sam L. Petterson, 34, of Jefferson when they found the footage. Petterson was arrested and charged in March. Rachel M. Petterson, 32, was arrested April 14 and released from Marion County jail the same day.
A probable cause statement written by Marion County Sheriff's Detective Ted Burwell accuses Petterson of two counts of sexual assault of an animal, a misdemeanor. If convicted, Peterson could face penalties of more than $6,000 in fines and as long as one year in jail for each charge, according to Oregon Revised Statutes. A probable cause statement is a document that provides legal ground for holding a person in jail.
A Jefferson woman was sentenced Thursday to 30 days in jail and 60 months of supervised probation after pleading guilty to multiple charges of sexual assault of an animal and criminal mistreatment. Marion County Judge Mary James also ordered Rachel Petterson to undergo a sex offender evaluation and any treatment recommended as a result of that evaluation. She will not have to register as a sex offender. Petterson and her now ex-husband, Sam Petterson, were arrested in April on allegations of sexual assault of an animal after police found home video of them sexually assaulting dogs.
Rachel Petterson also was charged with criminal mistreatment, and Sam Petterson was charged with child pornography, including encouraging child sex abuse and using children in display of sexually explicit conduct. He was sentenced five months ago to 43 years in prison. Judge James' sentencing also prohibits Rachel Petterson from owning or having contact with domestic animals and from having any contact with Sam Petterson.
Source: statesmanjournal.com -
Update posted on Apr 23, 2011 - 10:55AM
Read more: Animal Abuse: Dogs sexually assaulted - Jefferson, OR | Pet-Abuse.Com Animal Cruelty Database http://www.pet-abuse.com/cases/17764/OR/US/#ixzz1Z9rXXCin
Dog beaten, choked, sexually assaulted
Portland, OR (US)
Incident Date: Friday, Jan 7, 2011
Charges: Misdemeanor, Felony CTA
Disposition: Dismissed (Conditional)
Person of Interest: Gene David Fosdick, Jr.
A maintenance worker at Cascadian Terrace Apartments couldn't understand where a roll of paper towels he had placed in a common area had gone to so he checked the complex's video surveillance images. He was horrified by what he saw. A resident repeatedly hitting, slapping, whipping, choking and sexually abusing a little dog. And, the activity went on for awhile, police and prosecutors said.
The worker turned the video images over to Multnomah County Sheriff's Detective Ken Yohe, which led to the arrest of resident Gene David Fosdick Jr. Fosdick, 38, was arraigned Tuesday morning on a two-count indictment charging him with first-degree aggravated animal abuse and sexual assault of an animal. The Chihuahua belonged to Fosdick and was named Peanut. Fosdick pleaded not guilty to each of the charges. He told police he was rubbing and scratching the dog because it had fleas, the affidavit says.
A 38-year-old man who slapped and excessively rubbed the genital area of his Chihuahua in the middle of the night in a common room of his North Portland apartment complex pleaded no contest to animal neglect and must undergo a drug evaluation and possible treatment. Gene David Fosdick Jr. also must attend a class specially designed for him by the Oregon Humane Society on how to care for his dog, Peanut. Authorities plan to eventually return the dog to Fosdick.
He was charged with first-degree aggravated animal abuse and sexual assault of an animal. Today, he was charged with a third count, animal neglect. Wearing a jean jacket, black pants and white athletic shoes, he stood with his hands clasped before the judge and pleaded no contest to animal neglect.
Circuit Judge Christopher Marshall ordered Fosdick to return to court in one year. If he follows all laws and completes the drug evaluation, goes to drug treatment if directed and attends the Humane Society class, the judge will dismiss the animal-neglect charge against him. And the prosecutor's office also won't pursue any other charges against him. Fosdick has previously been convicted of drug possession. At the time of his arrest, he was unemployed and taking medication for depression.
Source: oregonlive.com - May 12, 2011
Update posted on May 13, 2011 - 8:39AM
Read more: Animal Abuse: Dog beaten, choked, sexually assaulted - Portland, OR | Pet-Abuse.Com Animal Cruelty Database http://www.pet-abuse.com/cases/17878/OR/US/#ixzz1Z9uFqAok
2 Pitbull Puppies Were Sexually Mollested And Physically Abused.
Here is the article April 1, 2011
Three Pit bull puppies were sexually molested and abused in North Carolina. Metal screws and other foreign objects were placed in their rectums causing intestinal perforations. Charity has since died of her injuries. Hope and Faith are in rescue but are still emotionally vulnerable. They have had four surgeries each so far, due to the injuries. The plight of these three innocent pups – the abuse happened when they were 6 weeks old – has spurred a desire for new laws.
Even though a police report was filed and evidence was collected, there
was no forensic evidence with which to prosecute. More importantly,
under present laws, the dogs would have been confiscated as evidence,
sent to live in the shelter until the case came to court. That would
have been a certain death sentence for all three dogs because they would
not have had access to the multiple surgical procedures they required.
To date, each pup has had four invasive surgeries.
Currently, only 17 states make bestiality a felony. They are: Alaska, Arizona, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia and Washington. Fourteen states consider it a misdemeanor, those being: Arkansas, California, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Utah and Wisconsin.To read more: http://pitbullfriends.wordpress.com/2011/04/01/2-pitbull-puppies-were-sexually-mollested-and-physically-abused/
To sign the Petition: http://www.change.org/petitions/support-charitys-law-make-bestiality-a-crime-and-a-felony-in-all-us-states#?opt_new=t&opt_fb=t
In Los Angles, a 62-year-old man has been convicted of having sex with a dog he adopted from an animal shelter. The Animal Cruelty Task Force arrested Wade Strickland on February 2nd after he was seen sexually violating the female German shepherd mix beneath a freeway over pass. Nasty Ass! On Tuesday, Strickland pleaded guilty to animal cruelty and lewd
conduct and was placed on three years probation. Only probation? According to the City Attorney’s office Strickland has adopted
shelter dogs in the past and was reported for mistreating them. Ok he
is a repeat offender. Again, he only gets probation? Hmmm…Witnesses were willing to testify in the latest case. Well finally gawd damn poor dogs. When he was arrested he was in possession of 2 dogs, one being the dog he was seen assaulting. Along with probation, Strickland is prohibited from owning any
animals, must submit to law enforcement searches at anytime and attend
24 animal care counseling sessions. You think the counseling sessions will help out this depraved individual? I am doubtful. Thanks to my girl April for sharing this lovely tip with me.
March 27, 2009
Caroline Willette Shares Her Adventures - Videotapes Herself Having Sex With Two Dogs, Shares It With Unimpressed Friend
Sarasota, Florida (The Weekly Vice) -- Caroline Willette, a 53-year-old Sarasota woman was jailed Wednesday after admitting to investigators that she watched child porn and had sex with two dogs.
According to the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office, deputies became aware of the alleged sex acts after an acquaintance of Willete. Investigators say Willete videotaped herself having sex with two dogs and watching child pornography. She then reportedly gave a CD containing the material to a friend, who turned it over to investigators. Willete admitted to detectives that she had sex with the animals and watched young girls perform sex acts on the Internet.
She was booked into the Sarasota County Jail on three counts of possessing child porn. Bond in her case was set at $3,000 Bestiality is currently not a crime in Florida (it is Florida after all)
The Weekly Vice
http://www.theweeklyvice.com handed over a CD with sexually explicit images.
To read more: http://www.theweeklyvice.com/2009/03/caroline-willette-shares-her-adventures.html
Animal cruelty, sodomy suspected Lawrence, KS (US)
A 20-year-old man was arrested by Lawrence police Wednesday on suspicion of animal cruelty and criminal sodomy of an animal. Police announced the arrest Thursday, and the suspect was being held in Douglas County Jail. Charges are pending. The same man also has a pending case of animal cruelty in Douglas County District Court stemming from an alleged incident in August. Officers were dispatched about 10 a.m. Wednesday to investigate suspicious activity in the 2100 block of Heatherwood Drive. A property manager reported that maintenance crews found a substance thought to be blood inside a residence, according to a police news release. Police obtained a search warrant for the residence. Shortly before 3 p.m. the suspect returned to the residence and was questioned by police before being taken to jail. An investigation is continuing. Prosecutors are waiting on additional information from police, but charges are expected to be filed today, Chief Assistant District Attorney Dave Melton said.
|A former University of Kansas student will be deported to his home country of Turkey for abusing a cat and a dog. Twenty-one-year-old Cem Basoflas received the sentence Friday in Douglas County for two counts of animal abuse. He pleaded guilty in April to severely injuring a cat in August and torturing and killing a dog in February. Prosecutors said he will remain in jail until immigration authorities take custody of him.|
A judge also sentenced Basoflas to 30 days, which he already has served, fined him $1,000 and ordered him to pay a total of $4,873 restitution to the Lawrence Humane Society and a veterinarian.
|Source: KFSM - May 8, 2009|
Update posted on May 8, 2009 - 10:16PM
Nicholas Densmore - Florida Man Found Guilty, Sentenced After Sexually Assaulting Granparent’s Pooch
Thursday, November 27, 2008Clearwater, Florida (The Weekly Vice) -- Nicholas Densmore, a 20-year-old Titusville man has been sentenced to four years in prison for sexually assaulting his grandparent's dog. Densmore was sentenced on Tuesday after pleading no contest to one county of animal cruelty back in October, 2008.
According to police, Densmore was staying at his grandparents home in St. Peterburg, Florida on July 30, 2007 when his grandmother saw him with the dog in a motor home behind the house. When the grandmother approached, Densmore allegedly grabbed his grandparent's Yorkshire Terrier and fled. The dog was later found injured in a nearby trash bin. Medical examinations of the dog, revealed the animal had a torn rectum. In addition, DNA evidence revealed Densmore's semen mixed with the dog's blood deposited on towels the dog bled on. Densmore was ordered to a four year prison sentence. After the completion of the jail term, Densmore will be monitored and evaluated for an additional year during a one year probationary period.
Densmore's family had requested that he remain in his grandparent's care, so that the family could monitor his medication dosage. The judge however rejected that request, citing that the approach had already failed.
The dog has recovered from it's injuries.
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Dogs sexually assaulted, videotaped Tulsa, OK (US)
authorities discovered more than 150 homemade movies of a "jawdropping"
nature, a Tulsa County man and woman have been charged with committing
crimes against nature, according to the Tulsa County Sheriff's office. Donald Roy Seigfried, 55 and Diane Whalen, 54, were charged with the
crime, which deals with bestiality, after deputies discovered dozens of
videos of Whalen engaging in sex acts with three dogs, Captain John
Bowman said. Authorities were notified of the tapes, after one of the woman's
relatives accidentally stumbled on one of the movies and then alerted
the sheriff's department. Authorities initially believed the tapes were being produced for
commercial distribution, but now believe they were strictly for
personal use. The tapes, along with three dogs, a Labrador, a blue heeler and a mixed
breed were also taken into custody and Bowman said his office is
recommending that they be taken away from the suspects and be put down. "To me, the biggest tragedy in the whole thing is that someone trained
dogs do something against their nature, and those dogs may have to pay
the ultimate price for the selfishness of their owners. Euthanizing the dogs, however, is not a view that is shared by some animal activists. Christy Counts, president of the Central Oklahoma Humane Society said she thinks the dogs could be rehabilitated. "Certainly, if the animals aren't suffering, absolutely they shouldn't
be euthanized. They should be put with a reputable organization" and
given a new home," Counts said. While working at Oklahoma City's animal shelter, Counts said she came
across one bestiality case. The dog ran away from its new home because
it became so distrusting of people after the incident, she said. Seigfried was arrested and released on a $10,000 bond on Tuesday, and
Bowman said Whalen had not yet been arrested but authorities were in
contact with her lawyer. A 56-year old Tulsa man pleaded no contest to a charge of crimes
against nature in a bestiality case. Donald Seigfried and Diane Whalen
were charged in June. Seigfried allegedly videotaped Whalen engaging in the act. Whalen received a five year suspended sentence and was ordered to have
no custody or control of animals. Seigfried will be sentenced in
January. The abused dogs were sent to a rehabilitation center in Utah earlier this year.
Local man accused of bestiality
|By: Lynn LaRowe - Texarkana Gazette -||Published: 09/02/2009|
son, 57, was arrested shortly after noon Saturday in a field where a horse was penned in the 1600 block of East 24th Street in Texarkana, Ark.
The following is an account of allegations against Johnson, according to the arresting officer’s report:
The following is an account of allegations against Johnson, according to the arresting officer’s report:
I received a call in reference to Indecent Exposure in a field in the 3600 block of University Street. I advised dispatch that I was one block away. Dispatch advised that a passerby observed a black male having sex with a horse in a field. I got to the 3600 block of University Street and I observed a brown horse with a black male standing close behind it. I quickly pulled into the driveway of 3602 University Street and I saw two people standing beside their car and watching the man and the horse. I ran to where they were and one subject was standing with his mouth open and pointing toward the horse. I observed the black male making motions with his hips, that led me to believe that he was having sexual intercourse with the horse. I jumped a metal gate and entered the field. The sound of the metal gate, alerted the suspect and he backed away from the horse and began pulling at the front of his pants, leading me to believe that he had pulled the front of his pants up. The subject turned toward me and I saw that it was Harry Johnson. Harry, upon seeing me coming towards him, turned and began to jog away from me, in a southerly direction. I yelled for Harry to stop and he continued south and I yelled again and he stopped. I ordered Harry to the ground and he knelt down, at which time I ordered him to lay face down. I got Harry in handcuffs and placed him in the back of my patrol car. I transported Harry Johnson to the Jail where he was booked for Bestiality and Fleeing.
Transportation of bestiality pornography Hobart, IN (US)
Incident Date: Sunday, Jun 1, 2008
Defendant/Suspect: Michael Bessigano
A man whose animal cruelty conviction led state lawmakers to pass a law making sexual relations with animals a crime has been indicted on charges of downloading obscene images and videos involving sex and animals. Michael Bessigano, 37, of Hobart was arrested Thursday by federal authorities on a charge of transportation of obscene materials involving bestiality between February and June. U.S. Magistrate Paul Cherry also ordered Bessigano to undergo psychological evaluation to determine whether he was sane at the time of the most recent alleged offense. The Associated Press left a telephone message seeking comment from Bessigano's defense attorney, John Martin, at his office Tuesday. Bessigano served more than four years in state prison for a 2002 animal cruelty conviction for stealing a chicken from a farmer, having sex with the animal in a motel room, killing it and discarding the carcass. Although Bessigano had a history of alleged abuse against other animals, he could not be charged with bestiality in 2002 because there was no law against it at the time. Bessigano was also convicted of animal cruelty in 1993 for a matter involving a dog. Bessigano was released from prison in January, and last week's federal indictment alleges that he began using an interactive computer service to download images and video of bestiality beginning in February. Bessigano's family members have complained of harassment from neighbors in the Hobart subdivision where he lived with his brother and mother. He was arrested June 12 on an undisclosed parole violation and held for two weeks in the Lake County Jail for the safety of himself and the community, state parole officials have said. He was released June 30.
|A man whose animal cruelty conviction led Indiana legislators to pass a law making sexual relations with animals a crime has been sentenced to two years and nine months in federal prison for downloading images and videos involving sex and animals. U.S. District Judge Philip Simon agreed on Tuesday to recommend that Michael Bessigano, 38, of Hobart be sent to a federal prison in Massachusetts that specializes in mental health treatment. Simon said he hopes Bessigano can end the "merry-go-round of incarceration" for bestiality crimes. "I've been trying," Bessigano told Simon. "Nobody wants to help me." Bessigano also faces three years of supervised release after his prison sentence, a term at the low end of federal guidelines. The judge two weeks ago threw out a plea agreement that called for Bessigano to serve two years in prison, stating that Bessigano's history did not make him eligible for a below-guidelines sentence. Assistant U.S. Attorney Bernard Van Wormer said the sentence was appropriate for Bessigano, who served time prison for killing a neighbor's dog in 1993 and was jailed again in 2001 for having sex with a chicken in a motel room and killing it. Bessigano could not be charged with bestiality because there was no state law against it at the time, but he served more than four years in prison for an animal cruelty conviction.|
Dog sexually assaulted Wichita, KS (US)
Incident Date: Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008
Defendant/Suspect: Joshua Coman
A man who Wichita police say was caught in the act of having sex with a dog will only face a misdemeanor charge, despite committing a similar crime last year in Reno County. Police arrested Josh Coman, 20, on Tuesday evening. A woman in the 3700 block of E. Clark heard someone break into her garage. When she went to check on the noise, she says she found Coman sexually assaulting her four year old female rottweiler. Initially arrested for aggravated burglary of a home and criminal sodomy, will only face the misdemeanor sodomy charge. Authorities say because there was no intent to commit a felony or theft, he can't be charged with burglary. A bench trial has been set for March 6. If a judge or jury finds that the crime was sexually motivated, Coman would have to register as a sex offender. Coman pleaded guilty last year to a similar crime involving a dog in Reno County. Police say the state's new Magnum's Law, designed to protect animals from abuse, does not cover sexual assaults. Authorities say Coman knew the family of the dog in Wichita, and had lived in the home for a short time last year. Authorities release a new photo of Coman on Thursday.
|A 20-year-old Wichita man pleaded guilty to misdemeanor sodomy today for having sex with a dog; lawyers will now argue over whether he should have to register as a sex offender. Joshua Coman entered his plea in Sedgwick County District Court, but Judge Joseph Bribiesca set sentencing over until Wednesday. Coman's lawyer, Eric Svoboda, said he plans to challenge the state's attempt to require Coman to register. Wichita police arrested Coman on Feb. 19 after an acquaintance found him having sex with her 4-year-old female rottweiler in her garage. Kansas' sodomy law makes having sex with an animal a crime punishable by up to six months in jail. Coman pleaded guilty to a similar charge last year in Reno County.|
Joshua ComanIn 2008, a Wichita woman heard someone break into her garage. When she went to check on the noise, she discovered 20-year-old Joshua Coman sexually assaulting her four-year-old Rottweiler. "My mom turns on the garage light and steps out the door and catches him, well, having intercourse with our dog," explained Justen Tracy. Coman was already on probation after pleading guilty to assaulting another dog in a neighboring county in 2007. Coman wasn't registered as a sex offender at that time because the victim of his crime was an animal, meaning he would only be charged with misdemeanor criminal sodomy.
According to authorities, Coman knew the Tracy family of Wichita, the owners of the Rottweiler he assaulted, and he had even lived in their home for a short time the previous year. A search of Coman's cell phone revealed several photos of dogs and one video clip of a man engaging in sexual intercourse with a canine. He was sentenced to six months in jail and mandatory mental evaluations while in custody.
There is a high correlation between sexual abuse of animals and sexual abuse of children. A 2002 study found that 96% of the juveniles who had engaged in sex with nonhuman animals also admitted to sex offenses against humans and reported more offenses against humans than other sex offenders their same age and race.
Horse sexually assaulted Conway, SC (US)
Jul 27, 2009 - Conway, SC (US)
Nov 22, 2007 - Conway, SC (US)
Vereen pleaded guilty to buggery on July 21, 2008, and was sentenced to
three years' probation, ordered to undergo mental health counseling,
and told not to go near Lazy B Stables after he was caught having sex
with a horse on Thanksgiving Day of 2007, according to the 15th
Judicial Circuit. Vereen has also been registered as a sex offender since pleading to the
buggery charge, according to the State Law Enforcement Division.
Animal-shelter volunteer charged with bestiality Denver, CO (US)
Incident Date: Saturday, Sep 22, 2007
Defendant/Suspect: Gustavo Castanon
A volunteer with a Denver animal shelter has been arrested on suspicion of having sex with a dog, police said. Gustavo Castanon, 33, of Denver, is being held at the Denver Jail on $10,000 bond after he was arrested on Sept 26 on suspicion of cruelty to an animal, a misdemeanor charge, said Sonny Jackson, a Denver Police spokesman. Castanon is accused of coaxing the dog to perform oral sex. Castanon has also been suspended from his volunteer position for "inappropriate behavior with a dog," a shelter official said. Officials at the Denver Municipal Animal Shelter, 678 S. Jason St., "initiated the investigation" against the volunteer, said Ellen Dumm, spokeswoman with Denver Environmental Health. "We've asked for an investigation by police and the district attorney's office," Dumm said. A witness told investigators Castanon had sexual contact with a basset hound at the shelter on Saturday, Sept 22, at about 5:30 p.m. In 1998, Castanon was arrested for unlawful public indecency in Cheesman Park, according to Denver court records. He pleaded guilty to the charge and paid a fine of $200 and court costs. Police were notified on Monday of the alleged animal shelter incident. Dumm declined to go into details, pending the outcome of the investigation. She said the dog was not physically harmed.
|A former dog shelter volunteer was sentenced to two years probation and ordered to stay away from animals after he was caught having sex with a basset hound outside the shelter. Gustavo Castanon also will get surprise visits from probation officers at his home to ensure there are no animals there, said Denver District Judge Robert B. Crew Jr. The judge also ordered Castanon to enroll in an anger-management program and undergo a psycho-sexual evaluation. Castanon has no pets, but his partner does, so Castanon cannot live at that house if the pets stay there. Castanon will remain in the Denver County Jail for another 10 days on an immigration hold. If Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials don't pick him up by then, he will be released and begin his probation, Crew said. Castanon was dismissed as a volunteer at Denver's Municipal Animal Shelter after being spotted in late September by an employee behind the building with the dog. Castanon was half-naked and coaxing the dog to perform oral sex, the police report said. Castanon has remained jailed on animal cruelty charges, unable to come up with $10,000 bail. Castanon was convicted in 1998 of exposing himself at Cheesman Park, according to court records.|
Distribution of child and animal pornography Pennsauken, NJ (US)
He was a Police Officer
Moments before John Schenberger Jr. was arrested on child pornography charges earlier this week, he sat at a desk inside the Pennsauken police department, waiting for a computer screening to begin showing a sexual assault on a 5- or 6-year-old child, a federal prosecutor said Friday. Strongly opposing a defense request to release Schenberger on bail while plea negotiations are under way in the case, Assistant Camden County Prosecutor Howard Wiener said Schenberger had included photos of himself in images he transmitted over the Internet. Four of those photos showed his genitalia, said Wiener. In a two-count indictment returned in U.S. District Court in the Western District of Tennessee on Tuesday, Schenberger is charged with distributing 1,072 images determined to be child pornography. Some of the images portrayed adults and children involved in bestiality and bondage, Wiener said. The arrest followed an investigation, headed by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency in Memphis, Tenn., targeting crimes against children. The large number of images raises the potential sentence for Schenberger, if he pleads guilty or is convicted at trial, from five years in federal prison to almost 12 years, Wiener told U.S. Magistrate Judge Joel Schneider. Details of how the investigation focused on Schenberger are under seal. Defense attorney Timothy J.P. Quinlan had asked that Schneider release Schenberger on bail, to be monitored by his father, a retired Delaware River Port Authority police officer, and occasionally by his brother, James Schenberger, also a Pennsauken police officer. Schneider said the defendant's 16-year career history made the pending charge against him more serious. "He took an oath to uphold the law and protect the public. He's not trustworthy," Schneider said. Schneider said he also was concerned that Schenberger's computer knowledge and police experience would give him the ability to change his identity and evade capture if he chose to flee. Schenberger remains at the Federal Detention Center in Philadelphia.
former Pennsauken police officer was sentenced to 170 months in federal
prison today for his guilty plea to charges of transportation and
shipment of child pornography over the Internet. U.S. District Judge Renee M. Bumb also ordered John E. Schenberger Jr.,
42, of Winslow Township, to serve 10 years of supervised release upon
the completion of his prison sentence. Schenberger has been detained without bail since his arrest on July 10
by special agents with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. On Jan. 2, Schenberger entered his guilty plea before Judge Bumb to a
two-count Indictment that was returned in the Western District of
Tennessee and transferred to the District of New Jersey. At his plea hearing, Schenberger admitted that on June 5 he was using a
computer at his place of employment, the Pennsauken police department,
to have a conversation with another person through the instant
messaging feature of the Hello.com Web site. Schenberger admitted that during the conversation, he sent the other
person approximately 539 digital picture files and eight digital movie
files, using the Hello.com file sharing software. While all of the
files were sexually explicit in nature, about 373 of those files
portrayed prepubescent children participating in sexually explicit
poses and/or acts, Schenberger admitted. Furthermore, Schenberger
admitted that about six of the eight digital movie files portrayed
prepubescent children participating in sexually explicit poses and/or
acts. Schenberger admitted that on July 5 he again used a computer at the
Pennsauken police department to log onto the instant messaging feature
of the Hello.com Web site and again transferred approximately 532
digital picture files and three digital movie files to the same
individual. Schenberger admitted that about 426 of the 532 picture files and all
three of the movie files portrayed prepubescent children participating
in sexually explicit poses and/or acts.|
I pray for Karma to come get this son of a ......
Abused dog's owner charged with sexually abuse in Windsor, Ont. Canada
The owner of a dog that was put down after it was found sexually abused near a school in Windsor, Ont., has been charged, in a case so shocking that it has the community in an uproar.
Anjalo Abeywickrema, 51, has been charged with one count of permitting unnecessary pain, injury or suffering to an animal. City workers on Monday found the black Lab mix with severe genital injuries, lying in the grass on Louis Avenue near the back of Immaculate Conception Catholic Elementary School in downtown Windsor. The school is not far from Abeywickrema's house on Cataraqui Street. The dog, named Tyson, was unable to move and in a lot of pain. Humane society veterinarians had to sedate the dog to treat it and later euthanized the otherwise-healthy animal. Part of the police investigation included fingerprinting a condom and a bicycle inner tube used in the assault.
Police arrested Abeywickrema on Thursday. They said he had been given the dog by a friend a few months ago. Accused convicted in 2005 death Abeywickrema was on parole when he was arrested Thursday, but that parole has now been revoked, said Windsor police Sgt. Brett Corey. Abeywickrema was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in 2007 and sentenced to seven years in prison in the 2005 stabbing death of Tomislav Cepo. He had been initially charged with murder.
Abeywickrema had lived with Cepo at a rooming house after Abeywickrema fled war-torn Sri Lanka and arrived in Canada 21 years ago. During his trial, court heard that Tamil Tigers raided the village where Abeywickrema's wife and children lived and that he believes they were murdered.
Abeywickrema had been left permanently disabled after being attacked by muggers. He is in police custody at Hôtel-Dieu Grace Hospital with an undisclosed illness. His bail hearing has been set for Wednesday. He faces what is known as a dual procedure offence, meaning that the maximum possible sentence for a conviction would depend on whether the Crown views the charge as a summary or an indictable offence. If convicted, Abeywickrema could receive up to five years in a penitentiary or 18 months in prison and a $10,000 fine.
"It's OK to be angry, OK to be emotional. We're all upset," she said. "But let's take the positive and really make a movement with this." Deslauriers's group, which she named Windsor Dog Abuser Sought, has organized a march for animal rights for Saturday at noon at Dieppe Gardens on Windsor's riverfront.
Deslauriers is asking people to wear red and bring their pets along.To read more: http://news.ca.msn.com/canada/cbc-article.aspx?cp-documentid=24240093
Dog found burned, maimed, sexually assaulted
Tucson, AZ (US)
County authorities investigate an animal abuse case they call the worst
they've seen in years. The dog's owner Wayne Allen Dean is a suspect in
this animal cruelty investigation but has not been charged with any
crime. The case is headed to the grand jury in early April. When KOLD News 13 cameras arrived to Dean's residence junk littered his
three points home and he had a pallet wall surrounded with barbed wire.
Neighbor Cynthia Hemminger said, "No food, no water no septic and he just doesn't pay the bill to get it turned on." Hemminger lives across the street from Wayne Allen Dean. She says Dean has threatened her with guns. Cynthia say she has no doubt dean abused his animals. Pima County Sheriff's removed two dogs from dean's home. The neighbor knew Sissy and Otis. Otis was Cynthia's favorite. "Ah! He was about eight years old and very sweet. He's a beautiful and lovely dog." Vet said, "There was a tail cut off and a tailbone sticking out," said
Bonnie Lilley a Veterinarian at the Pima Animal Care Center. The animals were malnourished when they arrived at the Pima Animal Care
Center. But, Otis' wounds were even greater, the greyhound mix was
found burned, maimed and sexually abused. Authorities also said it
looked like Otis' ear was bitten off by a human. Otis had to be put to sleep.
veterinarian was matter-of-fact when she spoke about how the dog's tail
was sawed off, how his left ear was bitten and how his face was burned
with cigarettes. She was even able to speak calmly about how the dog's
legs showed signs of having been tied up, possibly with barbed wire,
and how his ribs and hipbones stuck out too far. It was only when Lilley had to describe the worst act perpetrated on Otis, the greyhound mix, that she had to pause a moment. Wiping her eyes and taking a breath, Lilley gave Pima County Superior Court Judge Howard Fell details too graphic for most. Lilley was in Fell's courtroom Monday for the sentencing of Three Points resident Wayne Allen Dean, 39. Dean was indicted last year on nearly a dozen felony and misdemeanor
animal cruelty counts pertaining to both Otis and Cissy, a German
shepherd mix. The dogs were seized by the county after a concerned neighbor reported suspected neglect. The indictment accused Dean of physically abusing Otis and leaving
Cissy improperly tied up without food or water. Dean pleaded guilty
last month. Fell could have sentenced Dean to probation or up to five years in prison. The judge gave him two years after listening to Deputy Pima County
Attorney Kathleen Mayer, a string of witnesses she brought in, defense
attorney Barry Baker Sipe and Dean himself.|
Both dogs - and the puppies Cissy gave birth to afterward - did end up being euthanized weeks after their rescue. They contracted distemper.
|Source: Arizona Daily Star - March 27, 2007|
Update posted on Mar 27, 2007 - 6:32AM
Dog sexually assaulted by convicted sex offender Sherwood, OR (US)
Incident Date: Wednesday, Feb 1, 2006
Alleged: Jason Dane Tapken
A convicted sex offender, under probation supervision after
serving four months in jail, could face 30 years in prison if a judge
finds him guilty of alleged violations that include repeatedly engaging
in intercourse with his stepfather's dog. Jason Dane Tapken, 24,
of Sherwood appeared in court February 14, 2006 to answer allegations
of abusing an animal, consuming alcohol, entering an establishment where
children congregate and being out of sight of a chaperone. Animal abuse
is a criminal misdemeanor under Oregon law. While none of the other
allegations represent criminal acts, they do represent violations of the
terms of Tapken's probation, if proven.
Tapken pleaded guilty in August 2005 to three counts each of attempted first-degree rape and attempted sexual penetration with a foreign object. Judge Carol Jones sentenced him to 110 days in jail and 10 years probation. He was picked up again February 1, 2006 after allegedly admitting to a polygraph examiner that he had engaged in intercourse with his stepfather's dog five to seven times, drunk on rum and Coke, and entered a video arcade where children congregate. After listening to the state's presentation, Judge Ronald Stone set Tapken's hearing over until April 7, 2006. Stone said the stakes were so high - a potential for 30 years in prison - that he wanted a psychological evaluation conducted and additional information gathered before rendering a decision.
- News Register - February 16, 2006