Texas man who admitted to sexually assaulting a horse has been sentenced to 10 years behind bars.
On Wednesday, Jean Marie Bugoma was convicted after pleading guilty to bestiality. Bugoma performed his sick acts at a San Antonio equine boarding facility. The crimes occurred at least three times between June 2020 and February 2021.
During the first assault, Bugoma was caught on surveillance camera walking through the stables naked. The owner later noticed that two of the horses were injured and took them to a vet. The vet determined the animals had been sexually assaulted.
Months later, authorities say Bugoma returned to the stables to have sex with another horse. The owner noticed two other horses had also been “hobbled,” which meant their legs were bound together.
When the owner reported the incident to authorities in February, they obtained a warrant that determined DNA taken from one of the horses matched that of the suspect.