According to Wednesday's publication of the Columbia Daily Tribune, a Camden County, Mo., man was arrested on Tuesday after he allegedly tried to utilize Craigslist to arrange a sexual encounter with a dog.
The accused man, 56-year-old Jerald L. Hill of Roach, was tripped up after a Cyber Crimes Task Force with the Boone County Sheriff's Department acted on a tip and caught Hill in an undercover sting operation.
According to The Raw Story, Hill, who is the now former president and CEO of the Windermere Baptist Conference Center, believed that he was exchanging emails with someone who was offering him a dog to be used for a sexual encounter, but the correspondence was actually with an undercover detective.
After the details were worked out over the internet, Hill drove to Columbia for the scheduled "date," but instead of meeting a dog for a lewd sexual encounter, the undercover detective was waiting and Hill was arrested without incident.
According to The Raw Story, following Hill's arrest, the Windermere Baptist Conference Center indicated that they would be searching for a replacement CEO - they also expressed concern over Hill's actions and the potential negative impact it might have on people's impressions of the conference center.
Chairman Arthur Mallory stated:
We are concerned for the well-being of Jerry…and we are also concerned with the well-being of Windermere,”
“Windermere will continue to function in a good way…. It is a significant piece of God’s kingdom’s work.
Hill is facing two charges - including attempted unlawful sex with an animal and attempted animal abuse.
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