Thursday, May 4, 2017

Oregon: Joshua Woltmon, 27, charged with felony animal cruelty; accused of raping a chicken

OREGON -- A Medford transient has pleaded not guilty to a felony charge alleging used a chicken for sexual gratification.

Joshua Brian Woltmon (Josh Woltman), 27, entered not guilty pleas Tuesday on a single felony count of sexually assaulting an animal, and on misdemeanor charges of menacing, second-degree disorderly conduct and public indecency, Jackson County Circuit Court records show.

A document filed in the case alleges Woltmon used the chicken “for the purpose of arousing and gratifying the sexual desire of a person” (aka rape), though little additional information was available Tuesday in the case.

Circuit Court Judge Tim Barnack set Woltmon’s bail at $25,000 Tuesday, with the requirement that he comply with mental health professionals upon his release, a court order shows.

Medford police records show that Woltmon was arrested on the charges at 6:02 p.m. Monday in the 500 block of South Riverside Drive, but further information about the alleged animal abuse is currently sealed.

Online records indicate that Woltmon has been arrested more than a dozen times over the last three years.

Court records show no prior sexual offenses, though he has a prior meth-possession conviction and has current, pending cases charging him with possessing methamphetamine and trespassing between on incidents in Sept. 13, March 27 and April 10.

(Mail Tribune - May 2, 2017)

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