A Mobile County woman suspected her stable had been broken into several times during the last month. Last night she caught the culprit – 18 year old Daniel Bennett. When the stable owner entered she witnessed Bennett attempting to engage in sex with her mare Polly.
Bennett confessed and has been charged with possession of burglar tools, criminal trespassing, and sexual misconduct. The latter is the statute under which bestiality falls in Alabama. Bennett is scheduled for his first court appearance later this month.
Surely a caring arresting officer should have charged Bennett with animal cruelty. Perhaps a good district attorney can get the charge added.