A male Fresno State University student was reportedly caught having sex with a sheep, and was promptly arrested.
While bestiality - that is, having sex with animals - is actually okay in some countries, it is against the law in California. The student may also be charged with animal cruelty.
According to KMPH Fox 26 News, Fresno State University police confirmed that a man was arrested on campus last Tuesday and accused of bestiality. The fifth-year computer engineering student was caught while fully sexually engaged with the sheep and arrested for the act.
In the police report regarding the student having sex with a sheep incident, it is reported that University officers were called to a location referred to as the "Sheep Unit" on the Fresno State University campus, located in the San Joaquin Valley in central California.
A female student sleeping inside the Sheep Unit, in a living quarters set aside for humans, was alerted to something amiss and startled awake after hearing a loud knock, which she thought was on the door.
Frightened, the female student called police, and when Fresno State University officers arrived, their investigation quickly revealed a man with his pants around his ankles on top of a sheep.
According to the responding officers, this discovery was accompanied by a very clear notion that the man was having sex with the sheep. At the same time, the likely startled Fresno State engineering student, and bestiality suspect, told the officers that he was simply wrestling cattle, according to the police report.
When officers questioned the alleged claim, offering that there were no cattle in the pen, the student responded that they - presumably farm animals - are all the same.
The report goes on to say that the Fresno State student and bestiality suspect tried to change his story, telling the officers that his getting together with the sheep was prompted by mid-terms induced stress, and that he'd actually come over to the university Sheep Unit to "beat and punch" the animals.
The officers apparently weren't buying the suspect's story, however, bolstered by what they'd witnessed the suspect doing to the sheep, including holding the animal down and what clearly appeared to be sexual intercourse taking place.
Faced with the unbending testimony of the officers, the Fresno State student finally broke down and admitted to having sex with the sheep, but also noted that this was his first time and that he'd been drinking.
With the cat out of the bag, the alleged sex with a sheep suspect asked officers, "Am I going to be expelled for this?" No answer was forthcoming and the student was taken into custody. Reports on the sheep's condition were also unavailable.
It should be noted that bestiality is not limited to sheep victims and male suspects, as evidenced by another recent and disturbing bestiality case where an Australian woman was arrested for having sex with her dog.
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