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80-year-old blind man caught having sex with chicken

By Mason White 10:12 AM June 29, 2015
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By: Feng Qian
An elderly man was arrested, charged and convicted of animal cruelty after being caught having sex with a chicken, prosecutors in Kenya said.

80-year-old Samuel Gicheru of Narok, who is blind, was brought before the District Court, where he pleaded guilty to animal cruelty.

According to the police investigation, neighbors of Gicheru heard strange noises coming from his property and went to investigate.

When they arrived, the neighbors were horrified to see Gicheru having sex with the chicken. A judge has released the suspect on $500 bail until sentencing.

In October, a man was arrested on a charge of animal cruelty after allegedly raping and killing a bird at a public park, police in Indiana said. 42-year-old Michael C. Bessigano was arrested on Friday at his home in Lake County.

He was charged with bestiality and animal cruelty. According to the police investigation, Bessigano sexually abused and killed a guineafowl in a park in Lowell.

Bessigano served more than four years in prison after being convicted of animal cruelty for having sex with a chicken and killing it.

He was not charged with bestiality in that case because there was no law against it at the time. That case prompted lawmakers to pass a law, making sex with animals a crime.