Eric Steven Easley Guilty Of Sex With Miniature Horse And Rape, Gets 3 Years In Jail

10/10/2012 01:14 pm ET | Updated Oct 10, 2012

A Wilmer, Ala. man admitted to raping a woman and sexually abusing a miniature horse on Tuesday in a plea deal that will allow his release in less than two years.

AL.com reports that Eric Steven Easley was sentenced to three years in prison, but he's already spent 14 months in jail, meaning with time served, he'll be out in 22 months. He was technically sentenced to 15 years, but the deal stipulated that all but three of those be suspended.

The site notes that neither Easley, the prosecuting attorney nor judge Joseph “Rusty” Johnston seemed fully satisfied with the plea deal, which the prosecution claimed it offered because there were "legal issues" surrounding Easley's rape victim.

Easley was arrested in July 2011 after a woman said he broke into her home, raped her and held her for several hours against her will, according to a previous story by AL.com.

In 2010, deputies in Mobile, Ala. said they found evidence that a miniature horse's tail had been tied to a post and the horse had been sexually abused, according to the Weekly Vice.

Deputies found a wallet with Easley's driver's license and Social Security card at the scene.

Judge Johnston dismissed animal cruelty and domestic violence charges as part of the plea deal, but Easley admitted to the charges of rape and killing or disabling livestock.

[Hat tip: Fark.com]

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