Derwayne Wesley Sharp
, 38, of Greensboro was arrested by Guilford County Sheriff's deputies on January 11, according to the News & Record
. Sharp is charged with first-degree rape of a child, sexual exploitation of a minor, taking indecent liberties with a child as well as crime against nature for the alleged sexual assault of the girl and a dog. His bond has been set at $300,000.
Sharp is the latest in a string of people from around the US who have been arrested and charged with bestiality-related offenses.
Last Friday, habitual zoophile Michael C. Bessigano
was arrested after allegedly sexually assaulting a Guinea fowl in a Lowell, Indiana park.
Last month, Digital Journal reported that 23-year-old Kara Vandereyk
was arrested by Las Vegas police who witnessed her having sex with a pit bull in her backyard.
In late January, sheriff's deputies in Wharton County, Texas arrested 29-year-old Andrew Mendoza
, who confessed to having sex with his neighbor's horse and trying to make "a horseman baby."
Also in January, Charles Ralph Horton
, 57, of Cedar Springs, Michigan was charged with sodomy after allegedly raping a lab/shepherd mix on multiple occasions last year.
And earlier in January, Milford, Delaware couple Samantha L. Golt
, 24, and her 25-year-old boyfriend James P. Crow were arrested and charged with bestiality. Golt allegedly had sex with a dog while Crow is accused of filming the action.