Alabama Man, 18, Charged with ‘Repeatedly Sexually Abusing a Horse’ After the Owner ‘Caught the Teen in his Stables and Held him at Gunpoint’

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Court documents show an Irvington man is awaiting trial following a court hearing Tuesday morning for a case in which he is accused with molesting a horse.

18-year-old Daniel Bennett was caught in the horse’s stable Thursday night, investigators with the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office say, and confessed to attempting to molest the horse.

The victim and owner of the affected horse, a 20-year-old mare named Polly, told investigators she suspected the horse’s stall had been tampered with several times throughout December.

Bennett has been charged with possession of burglar’s tools, sexual misconduct and second-degree criminal trespassing.

The official warrant for Bennett’s arrest lists the crime of bestiality as a misdemeanor, alleging that Bennett “engaged in or submitted to any sexual contact with an animal, to-wit: a horse.”

Bennett appeared in court Tuesday, where he was scheduled to begin trial on January 18.

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