Wow, apparently once you go "animal" you never go back! Seems this young man has a real penchant for animals. In April of James was found guilty of shooting a local owners horse, Bambrick. He was caught attempting to have sex with the horse carcass. Guess no one considered this to be anything too serious, as he was only sentenced to 2 years probation.
Well, as far as we know, James behaved himself. But, on October 11, James spotted a dead deer carcass in the ditch on the side of the road James pulled his vehicle over, dragged the deer into the woods and proceeded to have sexual relations with it. A motorist spotted him and called police. James was charged with "sexual gratification with an animal". His public defender used the same argument as previously reported in the story posted earlier regarding the man who had sex with a dead dog James attorney argued that he couldn't be guilty of the crime, namely sexual gratification with an animal, because a carcass isn't an animal.
He stated, just as the attorney in the sex with dead dog case in Michigan, that the statutes in the State of Wisconsin did not, in fact, prohibit having sex with a "carcass". He gave the example of a roast turkey. Now, he argued, if one wishes to have sex with a roast turkey - is that a crime?
It is a "carcass - not an animal" as it is dead. He said that if you try to include corpses in the category of "animals", then "you really go down a slippery slope with absurd results. Yea, wouldn't want to go down that slippery slope now would we! The prosecuting attorney fired back, indicating that a dead deer is still an animal - pointing to the fact that when the police had taken James statement following his arrest, he had referred to what he had done as "having sex with a dead deer" proving that James still thought of the deer as an animal - not a carcass, as the defense wished to argue.
Judge Michael Lucci noted when hearing the arguments that: Upon final sentencing, the Judge ordered that James be evaluated as a sex offender and treated at the Institute for Psychological and Sexual Health in Duluth, Minn. The Judge indicated this was the best course of action to take with James. His remaining 9 month jail term will be served concurrently with his time in the mental hospital. So, is it just me, or does this just all seem ridiculous.
To think that the State is paying a public defender to find a way to have this man found "Not Guilty" by arguing that there is no law prohibiting sex with a "carcass" vs an "animal". That attorneys are spending time before a Judge regarding an obviously mentally deranged "loon" - well, that's the Zoophiles for you! So as I said, apparently once you go "animal" you never go back. Though I guess once you go "carcass" you never go back either! All depends on what you want to call "it" when you're doing "it".
Hopefully someone is going to get down to the business of modifying the statutes to include "sex with carcasses" as a punishable offense, just in case the next Judge ruling on the next Zoophile case finds the argument presented here viable. Personally, I'm worried about all of the roast turkey's out there that aren't getting their day in court!