ST. JOHNS (WWJ/AP) – A mid-Michigan man accused of having sex with a horse has been sentenced to 90 days in jail and five years of probation.
John Mester, a 62-year-old Riley Township resident, told a Clinton County judge Monday that he has some psychological issues and his actions were inexcusable. In September, he pleaded guilty to attempted sodomy.READ MORE: The Detroit Zoo To Host Its Final Weekend Of Family-Friendly Halloween Event 'Zoo Boo' Oct. 22-24
The Lansing State Journal says Mester has been ordered to pay more than $4,000 in restitution to his neighbor, Cindy Heistand, who boards horses. The incident occurred on Heistand’s property and was caught on a surveillance camera.
According to the Journal, a surveillance video in June captured Mester, who is married, walking around Heistand’s horse pasture, overturning a bucket behind a thoroughbred mare, standing on the bucket and apparently engaging in a sexual act with the horse.READ MORE: Tillson Street's Halloween Displays Draws Thousands
Heistand said she lost business after a horse owner saw Mester roaming the pasture.
Mester was involved in a similar case in 2001 and pleaded no contest to attempted animal torture. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail in that occurence.MORE NEWS: Kalamazoo Tests For Lead Exposure Following High-Lead Level Reports In Other Michigan Cities
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