Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Police Accuse Man of Crime Against Pig

Very upsetting tale out of West Monroe, Louisiana.

Police accuse man of crime against pig
Lunzeta Chretien
September 1, 2004

Ouachita Parish Sheriff deputies arrested a West Monroe man for committing a crime against nature Monday night.

Deputies arrested Austin Gullette, 45, 4266 Jonesboro Road, West Monroe, for allegedly engaging in sexual intercourse with a pig.

Gullette's sister, owner of the pig, said she caught her brother in the act. She said she walked outside because she heard squealing and discovered her brother with one of her three pigs.

When the witness confronted her brother, she said he took off running into the woods.

Deputies left the pig, a 125-pound Vietnamese potbelly, in the care of the owner, who said someone would come out to her residence to see about the animal.

"I'm embarrassed that this is my brother," she said. "I've never in my life seen anyone do this to a harmless little animal."

Maj. Royce Toney, with the OPSO, agreed that the event was a rare incident.

"In the 29 years we've been here, we've never heard of anyone committing a crime against nature with a pig," Toney said.

However, Toney said similar incidents with dogs, donkeys and sheep have been reported.

The owner said her pig, which she fondly refers to as "P-pie," is hiding because she's scared.

Although, Gullette didn't admit to the offense, Royce said the eyewitness and physical evidence were enough to make an arrest.

A crime against nature is punishable by a $2,000 fine or five years in prison.

Gullette was booked into Ouachita Correctional Center. Bond had not been set.


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