A Florida man, Carlos Romero, formerly convicted of having sexual intercourse with a donkey, has done it again! Romero, 32, on probation stemming from a plea deal pertaining to the bestiality charge, has been arrested once more. This time, Romero was allegedly caught stealing train batteries from the Florida Northern Railroad Company, valued at $10,880., as reported on Ocala.com.
Ocala Police obtained two warrants for Romero's arrest after investigators determined that the stolen batteries were redeemed by him; he received $161. for the batteries, confirmed a local scrap metal recycler.
Per Marion County (FL) Sheriff's Office jail records, Romero was charged with--and booked on--the following on January 18, 2013:
Dealing in Stolen Property, Felony, $10,000. bond.; Passing Forged/Altered ID Regulated Metals Property Under $300., Misdemeanor, $2000. bond; Damaged property/Criminal Mischief $1000. or More, Felony, $20,000. bond; Grand Theft $10K Less than $20K Dols., $20,000. bond.
In September 2012, Romero was arrested on bestiality charges for allegedly having sex with "Doodle", an almost-two-year-old miniature donkey, owned by Romero at the time. Literally caught with his pants down, according to The Smoking Gun, Romero was observed “up against the rear of the donkey”. Farm owner Gerald Joseph James informed investigators with the Marion County Sheriff's Office that he observed his farmhand engaging in sexual contact with "Doodle" in August.
Romero was authorized as a farmhand and residing on the property, in a tack room, at the time of his animal engagement(s), according to owner Gerald James.
Law enforcement authorities had a conversation with Romero, at which time he came clean about his closeness with "Doodle", a relationship beyond the typical animal bonds. Once Romero's "zoophilia" charges were brought before the Court, a plea deal was struck.
In December, he was placed on one year of probation for "zoophilia" involving "Doodle", and ordered to pay a $200. fine.
Since the probation order by the Court, Romero was reportedly living in his pickup truck. For sustenance, Romero had been foraging for food from Dumpsters.
Per Ocala.com, Romero's motivation for allegedly stealing the train batteries was to sell them as scrap, the proceeds of which were to pay for his auto insurance.
Romero, a farmhand, was also ordered by the Court to relinquish his donkey, undergo psychosexual examination, refrain from contact with children at a school or playground, and avoid unsupervised (zoophilia) contact with animals.
Romero's contentions were interestingly postulated, claiming that animals "are 100% honest", and "do not seek other pleasures” in comparison to "promiscuous humans". Additionally, Romero states humans' propensity to “stab you in the back, give you diseases [and] lie to you” is absent in sexual relations with animals.
Moreover, Romero explained candidly how he "uses his fingers and saliva to clean the donkey’s clitoris, and check for wood shavings and debris," according to The Daily Mail.
Per Romero, it was upon conducting the aforementioned farmhand animal maintenance which influenced his arousal. He added how he is enticed by the feel of his testicles against the animal's furry texture, and that he has masturbated with Doodles "five or six times."
Romero's contentions during the initial police interview contained the revelation that he "may have come in contact with the donkey’s vagina by accident and his semen may have splattered inside the donkey by accident."
Romero spent some initial incarceration time at the Marion County Jail in Ocala, FL, with a $2000. bond. Custody of Doodle was assumed by Animal Control officers who sought to find a new home for the animal, after petitioning the Court to have full custody granted them.
Once he learned of the petitions of Animal Control officials, Romero contested. Romero is demanding his donkey, Doodle, be returned via his right to due process, postulating he paid $500. for her.
The unconstitutionality Motion filed by Romero's public defender is centered on an argument as to Florida's anti-bestiality statute, claiming it is against Romero's entitlement to Fourteenth Amendment Equal Protection Clause protection, namely Due Process contentions.
Romero is scheduled for his next Court date (Arraignment) on 19 February 2013 at 9:00 A.M.
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