A man from Utah has been arrested after being caught on camera for a second time having sex with his neighbor’s dog; he was also caught doing the same thing last year.
Even though he was arrested for that incident. it didn’t seem to deter him from doing the same act once again.
The Salt Lake Tribune reported on July 11, that the suspect, Melvin Parley Pace, was arrested for a second time related to the alleged sexual relations he had with the dog. Following the incident in 2013 the family installed CCTV cameras, and this time they caught the 65-year-old man in the act.
Pace is captured on the camera entering the dog run and trying to have sex with the canine. He has been charged with two misdemeanor counts of bestiality, lewdness and criminal trespass, even though he entered into a plea deal after which most of the charges were dropped.
The place where the dog was kept is in full view of a number of homes and businesses in the area, and he could potentially have been seen by a number of people.
And this isn’t the only incident of bestiality this year. The Tampa Tribune reported another case in which a Tampa man was arrested for having sex with a pit bull as his neighbors looked on in shock. When they begged the man to stop he refused. Bernard Marsonek, who was 57 at the time, was charged with animal cruelty by Hillsborough County authorities.
There are even more disturbing stories about dog owners having sex with their animals. One of these was James Lyons, who had both his dogs removed from him by authorities.
The technical name for having sex with animals is Zoophilia. You may be surprised to learn that there is no federal law banning this practice. Local state laws, outlawing what is termed “Bestiality,” only began to be enacted 15 years ago. Since then, some 37 states have passed legislation forbidding sex with animals.
Some people have pointed out that laws which prohibit non-abusive bestiality are discriminatory, unjust, and unconstitutional.
So, the next time you take a fancy to your neighbor’s cat, dog, or goldfish, just checkout if you are in one if the 13 states in which it’s not illegal!