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FLORIDA — After caught engaging in sexual contact with his farm animal, Carlos Romero appeared in court to demand his terrorized donkey back in his possession. The 31-year-old man claims the animal technically belongs to him, as he fished out half a grand to buy her. It is unclear how long he has cared for the donkey. The chances that the young donkey is returned to Romero are slim, seeing that as of last year, bestiality is illegal in the state of Florida.

Photo Credit: Bruce Ackerman/Ocala Star-Banner/via Landov

According to the New York Daily News, in an interview with the Star-Banner, Romero’s excuse to the incident is that he “has never been a people person.”

The sexual contact, he allegedly told police, was an accident.

He also claims that he has never actually had sex with his donkey, Doodle, because he respects that she is still growing up, though he admits to becoming sexually aroused when cleaning her genitalia. The donkey is just 21 months young. 

Marion County officials have no intention of handing custody back over to the alleged animal abuser, but only time will tell what will happen to Doodle. The ongoing case revives the issue of how harsh punishments should be for animal sexual abusers.

Romero continues to turn heads as he claims that the farm owner who caught him participating in the crude act should be arrested for invasion of privacy. The farm owner’s response to this? He doesn’t care; his only desire is to keep Romero as far away from the farm and Doodle as possible. 

Romero’s bail was set at $2,000 and he was placed into Marion County Jail.

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      A reminder of what this little girl was put through:
      *Romero said that he masturbated with Doodle, but said he did not have sex with the critter because ‘she’s blooming into maturity,’ The Ocala Star-Banner reported.
      *Romero said “he stands behind the donkey, scratches her withers and masturbates.”
      *Romero said “he uses his fingers and saliva to clean the donkey’s clitoris and check for wood shavings and debris.”
      *Romero said his penis may have come in contact with the donkey’s vagina by accident and his semen “may have splattered inside the donkey by accident.”
      *Romero said he’s been having sex with horses since he was 18