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Man sentenced to 20 months in prison for sexually assaulting horse

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Posted at 4:40 PM, Jan 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-23 17:40:59-05

An Oregon man was sentenced to 20 months in prison after police say he sexually assaulted an animal.

According to NEWS4SA, an investigation started when the Washington County Sheriff’s Office learned that a horse had been sexually assaulted in a barn.

The stable owner asked a veterinarian to conduct an examination of the horse. The vet then “took samples of fluid found inside the animal.”

Officers found the suspect, Kenneth Duyck, sleeping in a stolen vehicle at a Walmart.

Duyck admitted to officials that he went into the stable without permission from the owner and touched horse’s tail. He denied any wrongdoing to the horse.

He agreed to a DNA sample and it matched the fluid that was inside the horse.

In addition to the prison sentence, Duyck must undergo two-year post-prison supervision and complete a sex offender and mental health treatment plans.

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