Jeremy Johnson, a 20-year-old Buffalo Township man accused of breaking into a barn and performing oral sex on a horse, pleaded guilty in Perry County Court this morning to defiant trespass and sexual intercourse with an animal.
He was sentenced to 2.5 years of probation, according to the Patriot News.
On May 2, 2012, State police in Perry County reported that a Newport man had broken into a barn early that day and performed oral sex on a female horse.
The break-in occurred around 1:00 a.m. at the Outlaw Stables barn on Cold Storage Road in Centre Township. The trooper who responded said Johnson told him he had been job-hunting at the barn earlier and didn't realize the time. He told the trooper that he'd been at the barn for an hour and that he'd “licked a horse,” police reported.
Johnson’s attorney, Barbara L. Wevodau, said at that time that prosecutors would have to prove Johnson broke into the Outlaw Stables barn with the intent to sexually violate the female horse.
In a May 8 update, the Patriot News reported that, when police were called regarding the break-in on May 2, the barn owner told them “one of her employees called her after allegedly finding Johnson in the stables after the barn's alarms went off.” According to police, Johnson told the barn owner he'd had sex with a horse.
On August 9, Johnson, of the 1100 block of Meadowgrove Road, was arraigned before District Judge Michael Schechterly and entered a plea of guilty to defiant trespass and sexual intercourse with a horse. As part of his conviction, Johnson was also ordered to have a mental health evaluation.
"I think there is some mental health issue here," Perry County D.A. Charles "Chad" Chenot said. "There's got to be something wrong with someone who does something like this." He told the Patriot-News it's one of the more bizarre cases he's ever prosecuted.
Johnson's lawyer, Barbara Wevodau, refused comment.