By KATU Staff, NBC 15
HILLSBORO, Ore. (KATU) – A man was sentenced to 20 months in prison sexual assault of an animal, and unlawful use of a motor vehicle.
The investigation started when the Washington County Sheriff’s Office learned that a stable owner had a horse in her barn had been sexually assaulted.
The woman’s daughter, a veterinarian, conducted an examination of the horse and “took samples of fluid found inside the animal.”
Kenneth Duyck was identified as a suspect in the case, and detectives found him at an area Walmart, sleeping inside of a stolen car.
Duyck admitted to going into a stable without permission and touching a horse’s tail, but denied any wrongdoing.
Duyck agreed to a DNA sample, which was a match to the fluid found inside the horse.
In addition to the 20-month prison sentence, Duyck must undergo two years’ post-prison supervision and complete sex offender and mental health treatment plans.