St. Louis Man Lawrence Jones, 79, Admits He Repeatedly Sexually Assaulted Horse: Cops

Categories: Animals, Crime

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A paint horse like this one was apparently sexually assaulted.
Lawrence Jones, a 79-year-old resident of St. Louis County, admitted to police that he sexually assaulted the same horse on multiple occasions, officials say.

"He was digitally penetrating the horse," Detective Sgt. Chris Evenson with the Bel-Ridge Police Department tells Daily RFT. "It's very strange."

Police say the elderly man visited Ace Stable at least twice and assaulted the same animal.

"He singled out a certain horse," Evenson says.

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Jones, a Berkeley resident, is facing two misdemeanor counts of "unlawful sex with an animal" and another misdemeanor count of trespassing. His mugshot was not immediately available.

"It's just something that you hope doesn't happen," Bill Spell, owner of the stable, tells Daily RFT. "It's just pretty weird that somebody is that perverted."

Spell says his son reported the sexual acts to police.

The probable cause statement from the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office says that on March 31, the defendant was "observed digitally penetrating the vagina of a horse. Defendant was told to leave and to not return to the property."

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The stable owns paint horses like this one.

But on April 24, he allegedly returned again and was observed committing the same sexual act on the same horse a second time.

When confronted by police, he apparently confessed to the acts.

"He basically said he stuck his fingers into the horse," Evenson says, adding, "I'm kind of baffled."

Both Evenson and Spell say that the horse -- a $40,000 show horse, apparently -- was not physically injured or damaged as a result of the assaults.

Spell says the man has no connection to the stable and was just a random person who came to visit wanting to look at the horses.

He adds, "He's got to face what he's done.... You have to get the police on it and get this guy away from the place and that's what happened."

Now that he's been charged and is banned from coming back, Spell adds, "We're just moving on."

Jones could not immediately be reached for comment.

Here's the full complaint filed last week.

Complaint Thursday Jul 11 2013

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35 comments
bruceusa2086
bruceusa2086

everyone with common sense knows that you're not supposed to approach the horse from the rear, it will be startled and it will make them buck.

laineykins66
laineykins66

Granted, what he did is despicable and disgusting, but RFT, did you really have to show the PC statement with his DOB and SSN showing?

buffalocells
buffalocells

He did this repeatedly, so I guess you could say it was a...


...stable relationship. 

rdweeks75
rdweeks75

But, Horse love is just another alternative lifestyle. We need to accept and embrace his lifestyle. Make sure none of his civil rights are violated. Let him marry the horse if he'd like to.

jimjo1967
jimjo1967

It probably reminded him of his ex wife

Rich Beck
Rich Beck

the horse probably didnt feel it, she was like, "is that it"

Robert Gruny
Robert Gruny

something tells me if the horse wanted him to stop, the horse could have MADE him stop....

Elizabeth Jaggie
Elizabeth Jaggie

I think I could have gone my whole life without knowing this; EWWWW!

Evie Miller Norris Harris
Evie Miller Norris Harris

poor horse should of kicked him right in the head sick bastard couldnt get any human pussy good god !!!!

Jeff Furlow
Jeff Furlow

Thanks! Sometimes these things just write themselves.

Blake Harris
Blake Harris

First of all, who cares, he didn't hurt the horse any different than artificial insemination of a horse, second.. I once had an old hippie tell me horse pussy is some good pussy..

Winona Hansen-Olsen
Winona Hansen-Olsen

You'd think at 79, he would have figured out some better things to do.

Jeff Torbit
Jeff Torbit

At least he is loyal and does not cheat with other horses.

Jason Goad
Jason Goad

Brillant, best comment I've read all day. Good lord I need a hobby! LOL

Jason Goad
Jason Goad

Come on Man , in St Lou County of all places. I would expect this story out of Madison County or some place like that. Are you sure this wasnt Jefferson County? LOL ( JK Jeff Co. Peeps )

Matt Hawkins
Matt Hawkins

Robert Forbes, or maybe it looked kind of suspicious, not totally suspicious, that is why he did not shoot it right away...Now he has no choice because the horse is lying, not the veterinarian that reported him!!! LOL

Robert Forbes
Robert Forbes

Asked for comment, Mr. Jones said "That horse is a liar!"

Jeff Furlow
Jeff Furlow

When will he learn neigh means neigh?

Matt Hawkins
Matt Hawkins

has never quite understood animal husbandry but this sounds like he was doing it wrong!! LOL Wonders if he is related to Todd Akin??

Scott Tyler
Scott Tyler

#STL county, where men are men and horses are nervous.

David Lunatto
David Lunatto

I think he misinterpreted what it means to "ride a horse"

Chris Ferguson
Chris Ferguson

One of those headlines where punctuation is very important...

Jay Brandt
Jay Brandt

Damn! Now the TeaPees will be saying it's because once you make gay marriage legal it's the same has making marrying your horse legal. I can just imagine what Beck will do with this!

Couch Pig
Couch Pig

typical stl county horse fucker

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