ROYALTON – A dog has been taken to a nearby animal shelter and a Magoffin man is behind bars in relation to a bestiality claim in which law enforcement caught the man allegedly sexually abusing the animal.
On Thursday, June 9, Magoffin County Sheriff Department Deputy Tussey responded to a call reporting a man having sex with a dog in Royalton. The caller reported that there was a man allegedly naked and with the animal behind a trailer next door.
When Tussey arrived on scene and walked behind the trailer, he found Willy Wireman, 35, of Royalton, just as the caller described, sitting on the ground naked, holding the dog down and sexually assaulting it, according to the police report.
Tussey ordered Wireman to let the dog go and to get his clothes on. Wireman indicated to Tussey while he was being booked at the sheriff’s office that he planned to continue to have sex with the dog.
Wireman was taken to the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center, where he remains at press time, and facing the charge of sexual crimes against animals, a Class D felony.
The dog has since been taken to the Johnson County Animal Shelter, where it is receiving medical care and being held as evidence in the case.
An arraignment in the case was scheduled for Monday this week, though the outcome of the hearing is unknown at press time. No other hearing has been scheduled in the case at this time.
Editor’s Note: The indictment or charge of a person by a grand jury or otherwise is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.