Tennessee: 2 sentenced for sex with animals on Maury farm

Tennessee: 2 sentenced for sex with animals on Maury farm

January 7th, 2010 by Associated Press in Local - Breaking News

COLUMBIA, Tenn. - Two men have been sentenced for engaging in sexual activity with animals on a Middle Tennessee farm.

Maury County Sheriff's investigators said Thursday that 58-year-old James Michael Tait pleaded no contest on Monday and was given 10 years of probation. Forty-four-year-old Kenny Thomason, the farm owner, pleaded guilty on Tuesday and was given 2 years of probation.

Investigators said they seized videos in the case.

King County, Wash., authorities say Tait in 2005 videotaped another man, Kenneth Pinyan, having sex with a horse. Pinyan later died of internal injuries from the incident.

The Washington investigators said they found about 100 pornographic bestiality videos of Tait and others. Tait got a suspended sentence on a trespassing conviction, and Washington later outlawed bestiality.