A PERVERT spent Christmas holiday sexually abusing a pit bull while his girlfriend filmed him.
Jerry Morgan III, 58, of Anderson, Indiana has been sentenced to four years in a community corrections program on charges from two criminal cases.
According to the probable cause affidavit, a woman named Kathleen Dates gave Morgan a female pit bull on Christmas Eve.
She returned to take the dog back after seeing two alarming videos of Morgan engaging in a sexual activity with the canine.
The disturbing footage was recorded by Morgan’s girlfriend, Catrece Peel, and was posted on Facebook in December 2019.
Dates described the pit bull’s behavior as “very off and all she wanted to do was sleep” after she returned home.
An Anderson police detective viewed the videos on Facebook and “observed the inappropriate behavior” involving Morgan and the dog, according to court documents.
Peel’s voice could also be heard in the background of the videos, Herald Bulletin reports.
When questioned by police about the footage, Morgan maintained his innocence at first and claimed that he “washed up the dog and was only drying the dog off.”
He added that he “was doing nothing wrong.”
Morgan later struck a plea deal which saw him admit to crimes including bestiality, criminal confinement, and domestic battery.
Peel did not face any criminal charges over the bestiality videos, but requested Judge Mark Dudley of Madison Circuit Court Division 6 to dismiss the no-contact order.
The order was imposed in November 2019 after Morgan allegedly held a knife to her throat.
Peel reasoned that she didn’t want Morgan to pay any restitution.
“I will lift the no-contact order,” Judge Dudley said.
He continued: “But if he hurts you again, I won’t shed any tears.”
As a result, Morgan was sentenced to two years on charges of criminal confinement, intimidation, two counts of domestic battery and interference.
For the disturbing footage case, Morgan was sentenced to two years for convictions on charges of bestiality and invasion of privacy.
The sentences are to be served consecutively.
Probation corrections officials will determine whether the sentences will be served in work release or home detention.