New Era (Windhoek)

11 October 2012

Namibia: Rehoboth Man Arrested for Bestiality

A young man was arrested by members of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) for alleged bestiality at Rehoboth on Tuesday.

Namibian Police Commanding Officer responsible for the Khomas Region, Commissioner Festus Shilongo, under which Rehoboth falls, said during a media briefing here yesterday that the alleged incident took place on Monday this week in the town, situated some 80 kilometres south of Windhoek. Bestiality is sexual intercourse committed by a human being with an animal.

Shilongo said the suspect, whose name cannot be made public as he is yet to appear in court, allegedly confessed to a sexual act with a dog.

"The suspect, in his early 20's, told police officers upon his arrest that he had been involved in acts of bestiality because women are very expensive nowadays [sic]," explained the commissioner. Shilongo said the dog was examined medically.

The suspect is being held at the Rehoboth police holding cells, pending his first appearance in court during the course of this week.

Nampa

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