An Arkansas man has been charged with bestiality after police say he was recorded on surveillance camera repeatedly having sex with a family’s pet donkey.
Everett Lee Compton, 49, was arrested and taken into custody after Emert and Joyce Whitaker called 911 to report that a stranger was on their Siloam Springs property engaging in sexual activity with one of their two female donkeys.
Cops found the suspect hiding in nearby bushes on July 17 after the pair noticed him in the acts on their cameras.
When asked what he was doing on the Whitaker family’s property in the 1600 block of Cheri Whitlock Street, Compton initially said he was just taking a late-night stroll and decided to feed the donkeys some carrots, according to an arrest affidavit cited by the station KHBS.
The cop then informed the suspected trespasser that there were surveillance cameras installed on the property and that he was planning to review the footage.‘Sick acts’: Everett Lee Compton, 49, has been charged with multiple counts of bestiality for allegedly having sex with a female donkey
Caught in the act: The Whitaker family’s game cameras captured Compton luring a donkey with bread on their property in Siloam Springs, Arkansas
Photos taken in May, June and July showed the man covering the animal’s eyes with a shirt, then standing behind the donkey and pressing his pelvis against its rear
That is when Compton admitted to sexual contact with the donkey and blamed the acts on his marijuana habit, which he said has been making him do ‘sick things,’ according to the affidavit.
The Whitakers have recently installed game cameras on their land after repeatedly finding evidence that someone had been coming onto their property and harassing their animals at night over the past three years, reported the Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette.
On three separate occasions, in May, June and early July, the cameras caught a man, believed to be Compton, feeding the Whitakers’ donkeys bread, then covering their eyes with a shirt, standing behind them and pressing his pelvis against the animals’ rear, according to the document.
The family had turned all the photos over to police and posted ‘No Trespassing’ and ‘No Feeding’ signs on their property.
Then at around 1.30am on July 16, when Whitakers noticed that someone once again entered the donkeys’ enclosure, they called police to come and arrest the suspect.
Compton promised the officer to seek professional help if he did not charge him with bestiality, but his pleas fell on deaf ears.
Owner Joyce Whitaker said she was sickened and saddened because her pet donkey could not defend itself
He was booked into the Benton County Jail on four counts of bestiality, four counts of criminal trespassing, and five counts of cruelty to animals. His bond has been set at $5,000.
One of the Whitakers’ pet donkeys was pregnant at the time of the incidents and ended up losing its foal, which the owners have attributed to the sexual abuse allegedly inflicted by Compton.