WARNING: This story contains graphic content and may be disturbing to some.
Sick, twisted people exist all around us. We know this, we teach children this even, yet sometimes someone stranger and more ugly in action than just about anyone else comes along. That has happened with the case of Stephen Matthew Taylor, 31, in Henrico County, Virginia.
According to the Richmond-Times Dispatch, this pet owner admitted that “he performed oral sex on one of his eight Rottweilers.” This was an admission that left the judge stumbling to speak and by his own accounts left him utterly “speechless.”
“I just don’t have words,” confessed Judge James Stephen Yoffy. In the understatement of the year, he adds, “This is disgusting.”
This act was not the result of a dare or a one-off encounter, either. The dog lovers “hard drive contained 171 images of bestiality” and even had ten pictures showing Taylor “performing oral sex on a dog.”
His attorney contested and said that the man in the images was not Mr. Taylor, but with the evidence and admission already at hand, the judge was not buying the line.
After all, he pled guilty to a charge of animal cruelty and “entered an Alford plea to a felony charge of inflicting pain and causing the death of an animal.” We can only shudder to imagine what caused its death.
This meant that he admitted no guilt by pleading this way. However, it does admit to the court that the prosecution has ample evidence to parade out for all to see if he contests it. In other words, he admitted to it and wanted to hide the gory details.
Taylor called the whole case lies and has told a local paper that he only confessed to it because he did not feel that he could get a fair trial.
The eight doggies were rescued and sadly, two of them needed to be put to sleep after facing abuse (likely of a sexual nature) from their owner.
Judge Yoffi ordered that the bestial Taylor, who is out on bond, “undergo a psychosexual evaluation,” the New York Post reports. Whatever psychologist or head-shrinker that gets this case is certainly in for it.
It is also a condition of his bond that he is to have NO contact with pets. On November 14th, Taylor faces five years in prison for his crimes against the animals.
In a disturbing side note, the former dog owner’s roommate was arrested on a number of different charges, “including that he raped a 9-year-old boy.”
God alone knows the horrors that went on in the home of these two men. Something intuitive suggests that we have not heard the worst of this story, though we certainly hope that we have.