Animal Sexual Abuse Information & Resources

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M Jenny Edwards

SME, Animal Sexual Abuse and Exploitation

Case Examples

Child sexual predator planned to abduct elementary school boy

FLORIDA - May 31, 2018

Florida, USA - ·     Kristopher Oswald Martin II is on track to be deemed a dangerous sexual predator. Martin, 19 was chatting on Grindr, a gay dating app, about his interest in little boys. When the conversation moved to Snapchat, he started sending the other person images of toddlers performing sex acts. Martin told the chatter he was currently abusing a friend's 5-year-old and in the past had forced kids to perform fellatio on him and his dog. He also said he had spotted some "sexy boys" at a local elementary school and planned to "choose one". When the police arrested Martin, he was at a local park with his pants unzipped, surrounded by teddy bears, pacifiers, diapers, and new and used condoms. On his cellphone, officers found 29 photos of Martin having sex with two different dogs. He told offiers the images on his phone were "an accident". He's in jail on $100,000 bond and has been charged with bestiality, possession of child porn, and conspiracy to commit sexual battery.

Man forced to commit bestiality as a child convicted for repeated sexual assault of wife, children, and animals

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - November 15, 2016

In December 2015, a 27-year old man was taken into custody for sexually abusing his 9 year-old step-daughter for two years, and his biological daughter when she was aged three. The man also admitted to penetrative sex acts with chickens and attempted penetrative sex acts with the family dog.

The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to two counts of bestiality, one count of persistent sexual exploitation of a child and one aggravated count of indecent assault. In November, 2016 the man was sentenced to seven and a half years, with three years' probation, and will remain on the sex offender registry for life.

The judge took into account that the man was sexually abused as a child when he was forced to have sexual contact with dogs. He told the court that he was “aroused by the wrongfulness of his sexual behaviour” and agreed to enter a treatment program.

Very little is known about the impact of coerced bestiality as a child, but one recent study indicates a person who had engaged in childhood bestiality is more likely to commit adult interpersonal crimes (Hensley and Dutkiewicz, 2010).  

Child and Bestiality Porn Ring Busted in Australia - Feb. 22, 2016

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - In a covert operation that began last year, at least four men and one woman have been arrested for their involvement in a child exploitation ring operating out of Sydney, Australia.  The Child Exploitation Unit of the New South Wales Sex Crimes Squad was acting on a tip from the Queensland Police.  Det. Superintendent Linda Howlett, commander of the squad, congratulated the team, and issued this warning, "if you're out there wanting to have sex with a child it's only a matter of time before we come knocking on your door."

Members of the group were exchanging child and bestiality pornography, and corresponding with each other about illegal sexual activities involving animals and children.  At least one member of the group planned a meeting with the intention of having sex with an infant who was the granddaughter of one of the group’s members.

It is believed the group ­access to more than 10 potential child victims, ranging in age from infant to early teens, who were within their own family and friendship networks. The sex crimes squad were able to bust the ring before any of those children were abused.

Four members of the group were arrested in October and Novermber last year; the fifth, a 49 year-old man was arrested at his workplace on February 19, and charged with two counts of distributing child pornography.

A 61 man was charged with production, dissemination, or possession of child abuse material; and using the Internet to promote child exploitation. A 50 year-old man was charged with inciting intercourse with a child under 10, procuring a child under 14 for unlawful sexual activity, and using the Internet to promote child exploitation.  A 47 year-old man was charged with inciting sexual intercourse with a child under 10, using a child under 14 to produce child porn, and using the Internet to promote and distribute child exploitation, and the lone woman, 47  was charged with bestiality, and conspiracy to commit sexual intercourse with a child under 10.  

Woman indicted for sodomizing a child and having sex with a dog - Feb. 17, 2016

Angeline Lodice has been dancing since she was two and used to compete in dance team competitions.  But by age 26, she was dancing at a strip club on Bourbon Street.  Her specialty is “exotic dancing” – not quite the same as hip hop or jazz or  lyrical, but dancing just the same.

And Angeline was doing ok until October 2014 when she got arrested after videos and photos surfaced of her giving having sex with a dog and giving oral to a three-year-old boy.  She was finally indicted on February 12, 2016 on charges of aggravated rape, sexual battery, and production of child pornography.  No charge of bestiality was filed.  And while we'd prefer to at least have that on the record, it's understandable why the prosecutor made that decision.  

Louisiana takes a hard line on child pornography and child rape.  Under the bestiality prohibition, the most she could get would be up to five years in prison with or without hard labor.  The pornography charge alone carries 25 to 50 years at hard labor.  Sexual battery could get her a minimum of 25 years at hard labor before parole can even be considered.

Lodice claims she was drugged during the incident(s) and her attorney Martin Regan says his client will plead not guilty by reason of insanity and will undergo psychiatric evaluations to determine her ability to stand trial for her actions.  Deciding whether she is insane is no easy task.  In Louisiana, the burden of proof is on the defendant, and while she may meet the medical definition, she may or may not meet the legal definition, which is basically that she didn't know what she was doing at the time.

If Lodice is found legally insane, she could spend the rest of her life in a mental institution.

Maybe they'll have dance therapy there.

Mother left sex offender son alone with daycare children - Updated Apr. 29, 2016

BRUNK - Robert and Katie  - Richmond NH (no bestiality law)

Man photographed children aged 5 to 7 in sexually explicit conduct. His  mother was also charged for leaving the children alone with her son, despite knowing he was sexually interested in children.

Robert A. Brunk, 24 was arrested in Richmond NH in November, 2014 on charges of photographing three children, aged 5 to 7, in sexually explicit conduct.  The images did not depict the children having sexual contact with each other or with Brunk, but were filmed at the home Brunk shares with his mother, Anna "Katie" Brunk, 49.

Katie Brunk is a teacher, most recently employed by a preschool in Winchester County NH, and often provided day care for children at her home.  She was charged with four misdemeanor counts of endangering the welfare of a child for leaving children alone with Robert, even though she knew he had a sexual interest in children.  

Cheshire County Attorney John Gasaway, Jr. (prosecuting) alleges that in addition to manufacturing child pornography, Robert Bunk collected thousands of images including bestiality and forcible rape of children.

Robert Brunk has cerebral palsy and has been in custody for five months.  Judge John C. Kissinger Jr. recently denied Brock's request for reduced bail (currently set at $50,000), and release from jail with supervised monitoring at home.  The judge did grant defense's request for outside physical therapy and mental health counseling for Brunk while he's in jail pending his trial slated for June, 2015.


Based on the most recent research, 34% of animal sex abuse cases also involve the sexual assault of people - primarily children who are coerced or manipulated into performing sex acts with an animal. Many of these incidents are filmed and shared online.

M. Jenny Edwards (2018) Arrest and prosecution of animal se abuse (bestiality) offenders in the USA, 1975-2015. Manuscript under peer review.

Robert A. Brunk, 24 and his mother were arrested for sexual exploitation of children. The kids were in daycare at their home.  Brunk was also charged with possession of animal pornography.

Angeline Lodice, 26 - indicted for performing oral sex on a 3 year-old boy.  Bestiality charges against her have been dropped.


Description: Incest or sexual assault of a child or minor by a bestiality offender. Often videotaped or photographed for personal or financial gain.  Often shared or distributed on the Internet. May involve physical or threatened harm.  

Offender's primary sexual interest may be children rather than animals. Paroled sex offenders have been known to sexually assault an animal as a substitute for a minor.

Linked Crimes: Domestic violence, aggravated assault,  aggravated animal cruelty, rape, sexual assault.

See Also:  Solicitation, Conspiracy to Commit


Three men and one woman were arrested after exchanging animal and child porn images and attempting to set up meets for sexual conduct with children


Mugshot Kristopher Martin

Ocoee County Sheriff's Office