DOCUMENT: Animals, Crime

Miniature Horse Lover Faces Criminal Raps

Cops: Suspect, 21, nabbed for barn encounters

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Miniature Horse

AUGUST 29--A 21-year-old man told police that he had sex with a miniature horse during several late-night encounters in a Pennsylvania barn, according to a criminal complaint filed today against the deviant defendant.

According to investigators, a witness called cops earlier this month to report that a man driving a Dodge pickup truck was trespassing on his rural Lancaster County property.

The owner--who had copied down the vehicle’s license plate--told police that he had previously seen the Dodge on his land on “numerous” occasions and believed that a "lone male" had gone into his barn, which “houses cattle and a miniature horse.”

As detailed in a probable cause affidavit, cops traced the Dodge Dakota to a residence about six miles from the barn. There, they interviewed Travis Wagner, who “admitted that he entered the barn for the specific purpose to engage in sexual intercourse with a miniature horse.”

Wagner, seen above, provided cops with a graphic account of his sexual contact with the animal, adding that he “engaged in the same sexual acts” with the horse “at least two previous times.”

In a criminal complaint, Wagner was charged with felony burglary and sexual intercourse with an animal, a misdemeanor. Following arraignment, Wagner was released on $5000 bail. He is scheduled for a September 2 preliminary hearing in Magisterial District Court.

As seen below, a Google Street View image of the crime scene shows a miniature horse in a field adjacent to the barn Wagner allegedly entered. (2 pages)