Oral Sex, Animals, and the Criminal Code

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image source: animalplace.com

image source: animalplace.org

Is oral sex a crime?   Not necessarily, of course.   But absent consent, it sounds like a crime to me.

Not so if the mouth belongs to an animal, according to a Burlington County, New Jersey judge who dismissed charges against a police officer accused of putting his penis in the mouths of at least 5 calves for the purpose of gaining sexual pleasure.   The judge said it was questionable that the acts constituted animal cruelty.   Why don’t calves deserve protection from sexual predators?   It doesn’t make any sense.

The New York Daily News (of course) has the story  here.

The same police officer has been accused of sexual assault of three minor children, in a separate case (details  here).

-Bridget Crawford

(cross-post from the Animal Blawg)

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