A WOMAN has been arrested after being accused of organizing having physical contact with a dog to “celebrate” the animal’s first birthday. Police say Rebekah Little used her Instagram page to find an animal to whom she can abuse at her home in Houston, Texas.
A man named Jerrid Cook contacted the woman in 2017 and said he and another man named Kevin Cook would take their dog, Ryder, to the apartment to “have fun.” Jerrid said the dog wanted physical contact with a human “as a birthday present,” prosecutors say.
According to the court documents two men took Ryder to Little Home on Christmas day, but the pet “was not cooperating” with the plan. “It was too hyperactive, jumping everywhere,” the documents state.
Little, a real estate professional, told the Houston police that she finally did not have any physical contact with the dog because she was too nervous. Instead, she had physical contact with Jerrid.
All three have been accused of bestiality, although only Little is in custody. Police have issued arrest warrants against Jerrid and Kevin. Because the two have not yet been arrested, not all the details of their alleged actions have been disclosed.
Texas state law does not require a human being to actually have any kind of physical contact with an animal before charges of bestiality can be filed. It is enough that a person has simply planned and intends to have physical contact with an animal. It is not clear if Jerrid and Kevin Cook are related.
Texas only officially banned bestiality in 2017, and it was the last U.S. state in doing it.