Farmington, W. Va. (The Weekly Vice) – Christopher Bagwell, 26, is accused of a bizarre deviant offense: raping a neighbor’s dog that he had long coveted. The case shows a continuing failure of many states to have adequate laws punishing such animal cruelty.
Sierra Hayhurst allegedly encountered Bagwell when she was dropping off some borrowed items. He stopped the rape of the Australian shepherd border collie mix when she called him a “sick bastard” and allegedly moved toward her in a threatening manner. She drove away and called police.
What is interesting is that Bagwell with misdemeanor animal cruelty and burglary. The fact that a rape of an animal is still a misdemeanor in West Virginia should be a cause for reform. This case shows that the state considers the damage to the home to be more serious that than raping of an animal.
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