October 19, 2010
Shelton, Connecticut (The Weekly Vice) - Marian Wegiel, a 63-year-old Shelton man was jailed Monday after he allegedly sexually assaulted a horse, claiming that he was just trying to "comfort her."
According to Shelton police, officers were called to a home on Partridge Lane around 6:15 p.m. on a report that a man was inappropriately touching a horse who appeared to be in pain.
The horse farm's owner told dispatchers that Wegiel had been touching the animal in it's genital region and that the activity had been going on for about 10 minutes. When officers arrived on the scene, they identified the offender as Wegiel, who also lived on Partridge Lane.
When questioned, Wegiel told officers that he was simply trying to calm the horse because she had been spooked. He then admitted that he might have accidentally slipped his fingers "inside" the animal.
Although there were three horses located in the corral, authorities believe only one horse was abused. The lone female of the three.
Wegiel was booked into jail and charged with cruelty to animals, sexual assault fourth-degree sexual assault, third-degree criminal trespass and second- degree breach of peace.
He was released after posting $500 bond and is due to appear at the Derby Superior Court on Nov. 1.
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