“Tallahassee, the capital of Florida refused to charge 828.126 (Sexual activities involving animals). I guess the law has now been deemed unenforceable after being dropped in every other case in Florida. He still has to face trespass, burglary and resisting arrest.”
“Read the leaked arrest report linked in the above article. The officer did mis-spell tack room as tac. In this county one of my former bosses was arrested for sex with a co-worker of mine without disclosing he has HIV, and he was found not guilty by a jury. He didn't have to find a new place to live.”
David McElveen on Sep 21, 2012 at 19:01:03
“Mis-spelling or not...IT'S STILL ILLEGAL!!! How hard is that to understand? All I hear you doing is making irrelevant excuses for breaking a very specific law. Having sex with a donkey is not the same as consensual sex between two adults (HIV or not). I hope you aren't planning on using that as a defense. Lucky for you, its only a minor crime. You wont get your animal back, though. It will be adopted by one of the many many locals who have already called to take her in.
Now that your looneybat face has been plastered all over the local news and Facebook, you are likely to find Ocala a much less hospitable place. If I were you, I'd worry less about your trial, and more about hiding your identity in this town.”
“Thank You. I cant help reading the report over and over and replaying the events and circumstances in my head and it really comes down to privacy in my own bedroom. If I give up, It'll set a terrible precedent and will allow anybody to spy on you anywhere for any reason. The fruit of the poison tree dismissal is on my side and prosecution cant use "it'll eventually be found" counter like a murder or fire. To have 12 jurors unanimously say there is no longer a right to privacy in ones own bedroom, then I'll deal with the consequence.”
Oh-brother on Jan 20, 2013 at 01:59:36
“You did the act in front of an open window in the tac room which is not exactly a legal definition (and not even legally under building codes- a residence) of a "bedroom" and the reportee witnessed you in the act, and reported same.
You should have closed up the window and locked the door so it was impossible to see inside, or walk in.
You don't have expectations of privacy on a commercial farm, in a barn where people would deliver or remove animals at any time.”
“It was actually hilarious, I was brutally honest when they asked "whatcha in for?". Complete disbelief at first until somebody made a girlfriend call who checked out mugshots of ocala. What really broke the ice is a conversation that happened a day before I arrived about what somebody "heard" about the anatomy of a ewe sheep.”
“The memory of the face of the prosecutor, come that time, I'm sure will always be in my memory. There is a chance that this case will disappear if charges are dropped and my donkey love is returned safely, otherwise I already have the evidence I need to go to a full jury trial. This case might even allow me to develop my own vacant land into a farm at a much faster pace than I anticipated.”
“Seems too stupid to be real, even the greenest of rookie cops should know at least basic constitutional theories or have the sense to at least cover it up. Definitely a leak. I guess the world will find out why the locals call the place slo-cala.”
“FYI, Sex with a foreign object is illegal in many jurisdictions. the only reason toys are sold is because they're marked as a novelty, and so is possession of run-of-the-mill pornography. Now tell us, how would you feel if a peeping tom saw you using a device while watching porn and told the police a month later because you refused to have sex with him? Then what when the cop sneaks in a closed door and takes dna samples off of said devices without your knowledge then shows up 3 days later to ask about the peeper, turns the conversation to the toys and arrests you 3 days after that?”
“For a female equine 12-15 months to as late as 18 months is puberty, 24 months is breeding age for a high rate of success foaling at 35 months for light breeds, when bone fissure closing is complete. 18-21 months is when a racehorse goes into training to begin racing at 2 years old, with 5 year olds considered too old to race at many tracks.”
“Average Number of Animal Related Human Deaths per Year in the U.S
Bee/Wasp 53, Dogs 31, Spider 6.5, Rattlesnake 5.5, Mountain lion 1, Shark 1, Alligator 0.3, Bear 0.5, Scorpion 0.5, Centipede 0.5, Elephant 0.25, Wolf 0.1, Horse 20, Bull 3
To compare a horse, which weighs 250-2000lbs at puberty, which is 18 months and a potentially fatal natural defense known as a kick, to a human child is sick.”
Nina Reid on Oct 8, 2012 at 15:06:57
“Some people have nothing in their own minds so they have to analyze and discredit others opinions. I was not comparing levels of defenselessness of the two but that each deserves not to be raped. I did say and I quote "I'm not saying the impact is the same, but the mentality of it, the depraved nature of the act is the same." SO, learn to comprehend what you read or don't bother commenting on my posts...”
Nina Reid on Sep 24, 2012 at 15:47:24
“I fail to see whatever point you were getting at... could you explain?”
“The issue at hand will not be having sex with animals, it will be bedroom privacy. If I get convicted then all Floridians expectation of privacy will be effectively nullified. There is a dire consequence to passing laws without debate just because its icky or emotional, just look at the legalization of groping children by the TSA. Think hard about this folks and make the choice of having a few private non-abusive zoophiles or having a safe haven for voyeurism by anyone for any reason under the guise of looking for anybody having contact with animals. Contact your lawmakers before this case goes to trial or 1984 will be here. Many thanks to 2014 Gov. Hopeful, Sen. Nan Rich and Gov. Rick Scott for allowing this to happen.”
karen1963yorks on Sep 20, 2012 at 12:57:09
“As far as I cabn see the arrest was for 2 things. Sex with an animal and sex in public.
Good luck on getting someone elected on the lets legalise public sex with animals platform.
PS when I say good luck I mean get some mental health treatment.”
“He did it because he didn't get his way. I didn't know he saw me and said nothing about anything to anyone until a month later when I confronted him about cash owed me doing work around the farm. Its even nicely dated in the police report.”
“With property rights, and animals still classified as property, marriage to an animal is of no use. Nobody is asking for tax benefits or human adoption/child rearing rights, medical, divorce or end-of-life details modified by a human-human union. The donkey has no physical trauma or evidence of mistreatment, a quarter acre paddock of lush coastal grass and a big oak tree for shade was her night quarters and 122 acres of unconfined free range during the day, always sticking around where I stayed and coming when called, even running up and down a dirt road on the property behind my bicycle for exercise. I will fight to get her back at the hearing because the letter of law is still on my side. And I will fight tooth and nail at the jury trial early November in an attempt to bring this on the national stage this election year. The only thing that'll keep me quiet now is dropping the charge, returning my pet and let us live our lives in peace.”
“Remember Leda and the Swan in the time of the bloom of civilization and birth of democracy before you think we should be going backwards. Thank you to all who have an open mind. I respect those that think of this as disgusting, because even I can think of many acts that I don't want to visualize either. But hatred in this day and age is unacceptable. Sitting in jail with general population gave me a chance to come out of the closet instead of denial, and even there it was greeted with more curiosity and a bit of childish snickering with no hatred and wanting to hurt me. But hatred is the guy who saw me through the window, who decided a month later to tell police in an attempt to hurt me because he wasn't getting his way, he will be on the witness stand under oath to confess his crimes for all to see.”