A North Carolina man has been arrested and charged with raping a young girl and having sex with a dog, crimes that allegedly occurred at the same time back in 2005.
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.