Florida: man claims it’s his constitutional right to rape a donkey
I thought I’d seen it all. Of course Carlos Romero sees it as allegedly “having sex” with, in this particular case, a miniature donkey named Doodle. In the Sunshine State, bestiality has only been against the law since 2010, and the defendant’s attorneys, turned down a deal in order to pursue a constitutional challenge to the law (Huff Po):
In a motion obtained by Ocala.com and filed with Marion County court, Carlos Romero’s attorneys argue that the state’s anti-bestiality law deprives Romero of his “personal liberty and autonomy when it comes to private intimate activities.”
Romero’s lawyers said the statute violate’s their client’s due process rights and the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment in the U.S. Constitution.
The 32-year-old previously rejected a plea deal that would have required a year of probation, a $200 fine, a psychosexual evaluation and possible treatment, STD testing, no contact with children in a school setting, no ownership or possession of any mammals and revocation of his license to work in horse racing.