Friday, February 22, 2008

Court upholds dude's conviction for having sex with a deer

A state appeals court has upheld a Superior man's conviction for having sex with a dead deer. The District Court of Appeals rejected Bryan Hathaway's argument that the charge should be dismissed because the law against committing an act of sexual gratification with animals does not apply if they are dead.

"He rather convincingly contends that animal means a living creature," Judge Gregory Peterson wrote. Hathaway, 21, pleaded no contest to the misdemeanor a year ago and was sentenced to probation that required him to be evaluated as a sex offender.

Hathaway told investigators that he saw a dead deer in a ditch as he rode a bicycle by it. He then dragged it into the woods and had sex with it.

"When I was done, I was upset with myself," Hathaway said in a statement to police. "I know having sex with animals is wrong. But I can't help myself, and I need help."

Hathaway had just been released from prison for killing the horse when the deer incident happened, court records said. » Full article here

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