Wednesday, November 18, 2009

SC Man Convicted of Having Sex with Horse, Twice !!

This story is about two weeks old, but the fact that it took place TWICE landed this on Weird Wednesday.

Barbara Kenley in the case of the SC man convicted of having sex with her horse Sugar.
By Steve Jessmore, The Sun News, via AP

It's only fair to mention up front that the man involved in this, 50-year old Rodell Vereen, has had some mental / medical issues. So what's the scoop? Well, in July of 2008, Vereen pleaded guilty to having sex with the same horse on Thanksgiving 2007. He was declared a sex offender, sentenced to three years of probation, ordered to stay away from Barbara Kenley's Lazy B Stables in Horry County, S.C.

Kenley told police she had videotaped Vereen having sex with her 21-year old mare "Sugar," staked out the stable and then caught him at gunpoint behind her barn.

A family member, back in late July of this year, told The Sun News of Myrtle Beach that Vereen was diagnosed with a "mental disease" more than 10 years ago and may not have been taking his medication.

According to MSNBC:
Vereen has had mental problems for several years, but seemed to get better after getting court-ordered treatment last year, said his brother, the Rev. James Vereen, in earlier interviews. The brother lives just down the street from his brother and the stables.

"He's done all right when he was on the medicine. I don't know if he is still taking it," said James Vereen in a July interview.

The fact that the man got caught twice doing the same thing, to the same horse, with medications deemed necessary by the judge should have raised a flag, and questions on whether this man should or should not go to jail should've been asked.

The serious stuff aside, it was funny reading many of the titles associated with this story. My favorite ... "Love for Sugar lands 'stud' in jail"

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