Week of 1/15/2018
An Alabama man was arrested after sexually assaulting a horse. And unlike Kentucky, Alabama has a law against that sort of thing.
On a recent Thursday evening, Francine Janes heard her dogs barking outside. Her husband was armed, and the couple went to the barn to investigate. There they found 18-year-old Daniel Bennett hiding in a stall. He said he likes horses and wanted to pet one. But several times in the previous month, Janes had found disturbing evidence of sexual abuse in the stall where they kept Polly, their 20-year-old mare. So she and her husband weren’t buying Bennett’s excuse, and they held him at gunpoint until deputies arrived.
After one or more burglar’s tools were discovered in his trench coat, Bennett confessed to molesting Polly. He’s scheduled to appear in court January 18th, and faces charges of possession of burglar’s tools, second-degree criminal trespassing and sexual misconduct. No idea why prosecutors haven’t charged Bennett with bestiality, which became a Class A Misdemeanor in Alabama four years ago.