Regardless of what you think of Carlos Romero's penchant for donkey sex, he certainly has courage in his convictions.
Romero, 31, was arrested Monday and charged with misdemeanor sexual activity with an animal, by officials in Ocala, Fla., but believes the real outrage is that the Sunshine State is "backwards" towards zoophilia.
The charges stem from an incident last month where a witness reportedly saw Romero with his pants down “up against the rear of the donkey,” TheSmokingGun.com reported.
Romero reportedly stepped away from the donkey and pulled up his pants when he saw the witness.
However, when Marion County detectives questioned him on Friday, he admitted that when the donkey is in heat, he will stand behind her, scratch her withers, and masturbate. He says he "likes the way her fur feels" on his privates," according to WSTP-TV.
Romero told detectives he had done this five or six times and added that "Florida is a backwards state and people frown on zoophilia here," according to the arrest report.
The victimized animal is a 21-month-old miniature donkey named Doodle he purchased two months ago, according to Ocala.com. The animal has since been removed by animal control, much to Romero's dismay.
"I want my donkey back. There's got to be due process here. I paid $500 for her,” Romero told a judge at the Marion County Jail Tuesday morning according to Ocala.com.
In a jailhouse interview, Romero told the website that he doesn't “feel comfortable around people” and has “never been a people person.”
In addition, he says that animals “are usually there for you," "do not seek other pleasures” and their feelings are “100 percent honest,” compared to humans who “stab you in the back, give you diseases, lie to you” and are “promiscuous.”
Romero told the website he'd been having sex with horses since he was 18, but didn't feel Doodle was ready since “she's blooming into maturity.”
At Romero's first court appearance, Romero entered a plea of not guilty. Bail remained at $2,000, and his next court appearance on Oct. 9.
Bob Nelson, an overseer at the farm, said he has told sheriff's deputies that he does not want Romero there.
"I don't want to be associated with anyone like that," Nelson told the website on Tuesday.
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An owner and breeder of world class miniature horses in Florida is hoping video surveillance footage will help identify the person suspected of sexual assaulting several of her horses and killing her watch dog. The brutal sexual assaults have been ongoing since May 2012, according to the horse owner, Abby Conder, of Marion County. On Dec. 30, 2012, Conder got her first glimpse of the alleged perpetrator when she reviewed video footage from inside her barn that was recorded earlier that morning. "Someone's got to know this man," Conder said. "He's been in this area at least 8 months now. These are babies I have raised and it's affected them psychologically. It's hard to get in a stall with them and I can't get near their rear ends to put a harness on them." Anyone who recognizes the subject in the video or has information about the animal sexual assaults is asked to contact the sheriff's department at 352-732-8181.
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