Missouri pastor Jerald Hill has been arrested for seeking sex with a dog through Craigslist.
And no, we’re not using “dog” here as a euphemism for “really ugly person”; police allege that Hill was wanting to have sex with an actual canine.
According to the NY Daily News, 56-year-old Hill, the head of the Windermere Baptist Conference Center, “was collared after a police officer spotted the online ad and offered to unite the man with a pooch at a Columbia park.”
Using an undercover cop with the Boone County Sheriff Department’s Cyber Crimes Task Force, police arrested Hill and charged him with soliciting sex from an animal.
He has since been released after posting a $1,000 bond.
The conference center will likely choose a new president and CEO after Hill’s arrest (we hope).
“We are concerned for the well-being of Jerry… and we are also concerned with the well-being of Windermere,” Chairman Arthur Mallory said. “Windermere will continue to function in a good way… It is a significant piece of God’s kingdom’s work.”
The news site noted that the board would be voting this week at the center’s campus on the Lake of the Ozarks on what to do about Hill’s position.
In a separate report on Jerald Hill from The Huffington Post, a second animal — not a dog — was also mentioned as being the alleged target of Hill’s desire.
From that report:
“One of the chosen animals was a dog, but investigators declined to mention the other type of animal… an undercover detective contacted Hill by email and offered a dog for sex. The two then arranged a meeting in Columbia. When Hill arrived, he was arrested without incident…”
We wish we could say this was the worst thing anyone ever tried to do with an animal through Craigslist, but unfortunately, it gets much worse. In July, The Inquisitr reported on the Craigslist Dog Killer, Jason Brown, who was arrested after purchasing and dismembering dogs through the website.
From that report:
“Police said they also found four dog heads inside a small refrigerator, ‘along with several bloody knives and scissors.’ Nevada passed Cooney’s Law in 2011, allowing police to charge the Craigslist dog killer with felony counts.
“The law originated with the death of a dog named Cooney, who was adopted by Raymond Rios of Reno. Rios sliced her stomach with a box cutter in a local motel and watched as the dog died from shock and blood loss. At the time, the law only allowed Rios to be charged with a misdemeanor.”
In the case of Jerald Hill, if the allegations are true, do you think he should be sentenced to jail or a mental ward? Share your thoughts in our comments section.