Three men who forced a teenager to restrain nine female horses, a cow, a goat and dogs while they had sex with the animals have now been jailed for decades.
Matthew Brubaker, 31, Terry Wallace, 41, and Marc Measnikoff, 34, were all found guilty of having sex with at least 12 animals in Munson, Pennsylvania, after a “makeshift farm” was called to the attention of police last year.
A 16-year-old boy, allegedly forced by the men to assist in the animal abuse, told cops the men were having intercourse with the animals in a specially-designed V-shaped pen on a daily basis for “decades”.
According to Clearfield County District Attorney’s Office, police were called to the remote farm in August 2018, by a 16 year old boy who had been living on the property. It is not clear what the teen’s relationship with these men were, but he was living with them and witnessing these crimes for a while.
The boy told police that the men have been having sex with numerous animals on the farm, and that they forced him to hold the animals down while they were in the act.
The men even recorded the horrific sessions.
Upon searching the property, police found “large volume of homemade videos, recording equipment, and cameras”.
The 16 year old boy who was living on the property was taken into protective custody, and authorities have said that there was no evidence that the boy was assaulted, and he made no accusations of the sort. It seemed that these men were only interested in violating animals.
All of the animals at the farm were rescued and the local Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) has been working to find new homes for them.
District Attorney William A. Shaw said the videos “burned my corneas and will live with me the rest of my life”, while at the time of their arrest, Shaw stated:
“This is an unpleasant topic, but the facts are that we received a report of folks having sexual intercourse with animals, farm animals. I’ve been doing this for over 20 years and this is probably the worse situation of this type of case that I’ve come across.“
— Bridget Stewart (@BridgeStewart15) August 20, 2018
However, not everyone is happy with the sentence handed out to the three men.
Terry Wallace’s attorney, Chris Pentz, said the sentence was excessive, noting that bestiality was still legal in seven different states around the United States, and claiming that if the men had killed 730 cows instead of sexually abusing them, the crime wouldn’t have been “double-aggregated”, as the attorney claimed.
Brubaker’s attorney Ryan Sayer insisted that the child, believed to be Wallace’s son, was not involved in the acts and didn’t hold the camera, but this just prompted Judge Cherry to ask why there had been a camera in the first place, questioning if the men had intended to sell the videos online.
All the same, Judge Cherry said that the sentence was doled out in line with the sheer number of cases involved and the nature of the offences. Clearfield County SPCA animal charity was called to the farm to care for the animals.