Report: Man Sexually Assaulted Horse In Norfolk Stables

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NORFOLK, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Police in Norfolk say they are looking for a man who broke into a stable there sexually abused a horse, according to the Boston Globe.

Stable owner Hillary Swarr told the paper that the man entered the Turner Hill Equestrian Stables at around 4:30 AM Thursday morning. He knew enough about horses to lure the animal to him with grain and use a horse halter, and could be in the equestrian industry, Swarr said. The suspect was caught on video sexually assaulting the horse.

"I have a larger responsibility to warn the public of a sexual predator," she told the paper. The horse was given a rape kit, similar to the kind a human would be given. The man on video is shown wearing a bright blue shirt and yellow pants.

Bestiality is punishable by up to 7 years in state prison and a $5,000 fine in Massachusetts for a first offense.

Local police are looking for the man.

WBZ NewsRadio reached out to both Swarr and Norfolk Police, but neither responded before publication.

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