Saturday, December 31, 2016

Pennsylvania: John Herrmann, 18, pleads guilty to raping a horse

PENNSYLVANIA -- A Hartstown-area man has pleaded guilty in Crawford County Court of Common Pleas for bestiality with a horse earlier this year in western Crawford County.

On Thursday, John J. Herrmann, 18, pleaded guilty before President Judge Anthony J. Vardaro to one count each of criminal trespass and sexual intercourse with an animal.

Note: Another article stated Herrmann's age as being 19.

One count of burglary has been dropped as part of a plea agreement with the Crawford County District Attorney's Office.

According to the criminal complaint filed by Pennsylvania State Police, Herrmann had with sexual intercourse with raped a female horse he did not own in a barn on someone else’s property on Westford Road in South Shenango Township on April 3.

The burglary count was added after Herrmann’s initial arraignment before Magisterial District Judge Rita Marwood on the charges May 27.

The criminal trespass charge is a third-degree felony with a maximum penalty of seven years in jail and a $15,000 fine and the sexual intercourse charge is a second-degree misdemeanor with a maximum penalty of two years in jail and a $5,000 fine.

Herrmann remains free on $10,000 unsecured bond.

(Meadville Tribune - Dec 23, 2016)

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