An Oregon man was sentenced to 20 months in prison for sexual assault of an animal, and unlawful use of a motor vehicle.
The stable owner suspected that someone had sexually assaulted the horse. The owner’s daughter, a veterinarian, examined the horse and “took samples of fluid found inside the animal.” Kenneth Duyck was identified as a suspect in the case, and detectives found him at an area Walmart, sleeping inside of a stolen car. Duyck admitted to going into a stable without permission and touching a horse’s tail but denied any wrongdoing. Duyck agreed to a DNA sample, which was a match to the fluid found inside the horse. Duyck must also complete sex offender and mental health treatment plans.