Well, let’s just say that the judge told Julian Mark Ridgeway, 54 in rein his passions.
Ridgeway was found Wakefield, England having carnal relations with a mare named Honey of a neighbor. No, not a neighhhhbor but the owner of the horse. Recorder Paul Greaney QC at Leeds Crown Court told Ridgeway that he had to deal with his “deviant sexual history” and was sentenced to four years in prison with a further six years “on licence.” That is the English version of supervised release or parole.
Ridgeway was seen leading the mare away by the owner. The police later retrieved DNA evidence to implicate Ridgeway. This is not Ridgeway’s first roundup. In 1990, he was found naked from the waist down washing the bottom of a pony. He was discovered by the 16-year-old daughter and proceeded to choke her almost to death. When she came to, Ridgeway choked her again. Ridgeway has insisted that he has never had sex with a horse.
Greaney stated: “I am quite satisfied that you have a deep seated sexual interest in horses and ponies that you struggle to control and which you were unable to control in 1990 and 2016. . . . There is a very high risk you will seek to have sex with a horse or pony in the future.”