Roselle, Illinois (The Weekly Vice) - David Beckman, a 64-year-old Illinois man, was jailed Wednesday after he allegedly raped his pet peacock.
According to Roselle police, detectives learned that Beckman sexually assaulted his pet peacock while he was under investigation for the indecent solicitation of a child.
Although detectives have declined to get into details about the case, a spokesperson for the State Attorney's Office has confirmed that Beckman is accused of sexually assaulting the bird.
Investigators say the bird, whose name is Phyl, was found deceased in Beckman's garage on April 28. Detectives reported seeing the animal alive just a few days earlier while investigating the child solicitation case.
Beckman was booked into the Dupage County Jail and charged with harassment by telephone, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, two counts of marijuana possession, attempted indecent solicitation of a child between 13 and 17, cruelty to animals and two counts of battery.
He remains held in lieu of $10,000 and has been scheduled for a June 12 arraignment hearing.
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