Federal prosecutors charge British bestiality tourist with lying on government documentsBy AP
Friday, May 14, 2010
Feds charge British bestiality tourist with lies
SEATTLE — There’s no federal law against having sex with dogs, but there is one against lying on government documents.
Prosecutors say a zoophilic British tourist broke that law when he wrote on a visa waiver application that he had never been convicted of crimes involving moral turpitude and wasn’t entering the U.S. to engage in criminal or immoral activities.
Stephen Clarke was arrested last month in Washington state at what investigators say was a farm where visitors could have sex with animals.
Investigators found videos of Clarke having sex with dogs, and he pleaded guilty to animal abuse in state court Tuesday. He was charged Friday in U.S. District Court with lying on his application for a visa waiver that allowed him to stay in the country for 90 days.