Delaware State Police made an arrest of Samantha L. Golt, in connection to an investigation
that the woman engaged in bestiality with her pooch, as her boyfriend 25-year-old James P. Crow watched and even took photographs.
According to Golt's Facebook page she is the owner of three dogs, including pit bulls and pit bull mixes. A concerned citizen, according to WTOP
in Washington D.C., contacted the authorities over concerns that Samantha and her boyfriend were possibly abusing their animals. Recently on Facebook Ms. Golt had mentioned she was having trouble caring for her dogs.
“Hello, I’m a proud owner of three dogs. Sadly I’m having a rather difficult time affording dog food right now,” Golt wrote. “I’ve been checking online for pet food banks in Delaware and they are too far away (Wilmington). I live in Milford . So I was wondering if anyone knows of any info that can help me out.”
Samantha Golt is the mother of a 4-year-old girl.
In the course of their investigation Troopers with the Delaware State Police found a photo of a woman, engaged in sex with a dog. Using the Delaware Justice System Web Portal, the police were able to identify Samantha L. Golt as the woman in the photograph.
The couple have been charged with one count each of felony bestiality, as well as a count of second-degree criminal conspiracy.
Oddly enough the police have stated that upon the filing of charges this week, no animals have been removed from the Blairs Pond Road home
. Golt and her boyfriend James Crow were both arrested Tuesday. They were arraigned by video and given $12,000 secured bonds, meaning the couple had to put up collateral in order to be released. The couple was issued a no-contact order, barring them from being around any animals.
When reporters attempted to speak to Ms. Golt on the telephone, she promptly hung up
Beth Butts with the Kent County SPCA, explained that pets are usually trusting, and won't resist even when being abused.
“If you have a dog or any other pet that trusts you and you begin hitting or kicking it or committing any kind of abuse, they will not bring much of a defense because they've been under your protective, trusting care for a period of time,” Ms. Butts said. “They think you’re supposed to be supporting their needs, not abusing them, and don’t react like they should to an attack.”
Major Brian Whipple, an enforcement officer with the SPCA, told
Newszap that in his 6-year tenure with the SPCA, he has seen a 'handful' of bestiality cases
. However none
were ever prosecuted.
Samantha L. Golt and James P. Crow are scheduled to have a preliminary hearing today in Dover. According to court papers, the offense allegedly took place between the morning of August 31st of last year, or in the middle of the night on December 29th, a day after police were notified.