Man accused of having sex with livestock - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Man accused of having sex with livestock

Posted: Updated:
Mario Vasconcelos (Source: Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office) Mario Vasconcelos (Source: Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office)
  • More newsMore>>

  • US military targets extremists in Somalia

    US military targets extremists in Somalia

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:53 AM EDT2014-09-02 06:53:26 GMT
    The Pentagon says U.S. military forces have targeted the Islamic extremist al-Shabaab network in an operation in Somalia.More >>
    U.S. military forces targeted the Islamic extremist al-Shabab network in an operation Monday in Somalia, the Pentagon said.More >>
  • Detroit's historic bankruptcy trial to begin

    Detroit's historic bankruptcy trial to begin

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:11 AM EDT2014-09-02 06:11:03 GMT
    Lawyers for Detroit will attempt to convince a judge with the start of the city's bankruptcy trial that its plans to wipe out billions of dollars in debt should be approved.More >>
    Lawyers for Detroit will attempt to convince a federal judge at the city's bankruptcy trial that its plans to wipe out billions of dollars in debt should be approved.More >>
  • Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight

    Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 12:29 AM EDT2014-09-02 04:29:46 GMT
    McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize...More >>
    McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize the...More >>
CUT OFF, LA (WAFB) -

Detectives said a man suspected of having sex with animals was arrested after DNA evidence linked him to the crime.

The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office reported Mario Vasconcelos, 34, of Larose, was arrested Saturday. He faces multiple counts of crimes against nature and other charges. Sheriff Craig Webre said during questioning, Vasconcelos admitting to copulating with livestock, including a donkey and a goat, on four occasions.

Investigators said they first started looking into the case in June after a landowner in Cut Off reported someone was possibly trespassing on his property. Detectives said they determined a man had gone inside a barn and "engaged in crimes against nature (unnatural carnal copulation) with livestock."

They added DNA evidence was collected and submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis. Techs reported the sample matched Vasconcelos. Deputies said they discovered there was a warrant for his arrest for contempt of court from a domestic abuse case in 2011.

Detectives said Vasconcelos was taken into custody, questioned and arrested. He was booked on the following charges:

Crimes against nature (4 counts)

Simple burglary

Outstanding warrant

His bond was set at $37,500. He is also being held for US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Copyright 2013 WAFB. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow