MENA, Ark. (AP) - A man faces a trial next week on charges that he had sex with a young neighbor's dog and horse.
John Coppes was arrested Dec. 13 in his neighbor's horse pen. A 13-year-old girl said she saw Coppes with her Anatolian shepherd. Coppes is also charged with abusing the girl's small Palomino horse.
The bestiality charges each carry up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine. If convicted, Coppes would not have to register as a sex offender.
The 25-year-old from Polk County is free on bond but has been ordered to stay away from his neighbor and her animals. He also faces a criminal trespass charge. He had faced a public sexual indecency charge but Arkansas law requires the participation of two humans for a conviction.
Information from: Texarkana Gazette, http://www.texarkanagazette.com
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