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Another Florida Zoophile Arrested

Patrick Louis Linn

Patrick Louis Linn

Patrick Louis Linn, 44, Floridian and alleged zoophile, was arrested on September 30, 2012, after a surveillance camera caught him having sex with stud horse Sunny that morning. Linn was arrested later that day at his home and charged with burglary, trespassing and sex acts with animals. When asked, he reportedly told police he had been out for a walk that morning. The horse’s owners were suspicious of Linn because they found lubricant on the floor near Sunny, he had been washed, but not by either of them, and because they had caught Linn at it before. They checked the security camera outside Sunny’s stall and alerted police.

In 2010 Linn was caught in the act by police, who were staking out the same stable (different horse), after they received several complaints about a man who “conducted sexual acts with the horses.” When asked for comment by a reporter Sunny’s owner Allen McDearmid said, “I had a feeling he’d be back because I believe it’s a compulsion type thing with him,” adding, “I don’t … I just … it’s bad. … Where does that lead to? It could escalate … you don’t know.”

Last month Floridian Carlos Romero was arrested for misdemeanor sexual misconduct with an animal after he was caught sexing up the female donkey when they were in heat. When he was arrested he told police that “Florida is a backwards state and people frown on zoophilia here.” The donkey could not be reached for comment.

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