S.C. man who had sex with horse gets 3-year sentence

November 6th, 2009 by

CONWAY, S.C. (bostonherald) — A South Carolina man was sentenced to three years in prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to a charge related to having sexual intercourse with a horse.

Rodell Vereen, 50, of Longs, S.C., was charged in July with buggery and trespassing after a Conway, S.C., woman found him in her barn at Lazy B Stables, police said. The woman held him by pointing a shotgun at him until police arrived.

Judge Larry Hyman also sentenced Vereen to three years in prison for violating his probation relating to another buggery charge from a 2007 incident.

The sentences will run concurrently.

“I’m sorry about what I’ve done,” Vereen said. “I didn’t mean to do it. It’s my fault. I’m sorry for what I’ve done to myself.”

Hyman sentenced Vereen to five years in prison on the latest buggery charge, but reduced it to three years in prison and two years of probation.

Vereen also was ordered to undergo mental health treatment once he is released from jail and was told not to go near Lazy B Stables.

“I’ve been through hell for the last year and it’s caused a lot of hardship,” said Barbara Kenley, who owns the horse. “There’s a lot of ridicule and jokes going around about this thing. And a person can only take so much.”

The woman told police she caught Vereen having sex with a 21-year-old female horse named Sugar. She told officers she had video of Vereen “having relations” with one of her horses on July 19, according to a police report.

Hyman said Wednesday that Vereen was competent to take part in a plea.

But it is the second time Vereen, who works for a landscaping company, has been charged with having sex with a horse at Lazy B Stables.

Vereen pleaded guilty to buggery on July 21, 2008, and was sentenced to three years probation, ordered to undergo mental health counseling, and told not to go near Lazy B Stables after he was caught having sex with a horse on Thanksgiving Day of 2007, according to the 15th Judicial Circuit.

Vereen has also been registered as a sex offender since pleading to the buggery charge last year, according to the State Law Enforcement Division.

2 Responses

  1. Doc

    If the horse is above the age of consent, obviously Mr. Vereen and the horse are in love.

  2. johnny d

    Woh does he think he is the OBAMA of equine love . just porkin my pony can i have a minute!

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