James Michael Tait, 54, of Enumclaw, WA, was accused of entering a barn without the owner's permission. Tait admitted to officers that he entered a neighboring barn last July with friend Kenneth Pinyan to have sex with a horse, charging papers said. Tait was videotaping the episode when Pinyan suffered internal injuries that led to his death.
Tait pleaded guilty Tuesday and was given a one-year suspended sentence, a $300 fine, and ordered to perform eight hours of community service and have no contact with the neighbors ( I assume this includes the neighbors' horses, ponies, mules, donkeys, burros and zebras).
The prosecutor's office said no animal cruelty charges were filed because there was no evidence of injury to the horses.