Man sentenced to prison time for sexually assaulting horse

Photo of Kenneth Lijah Duyck from the Washington County Jail.

HILLSBORO, Ore. – A man was sentenced to 20 months in prison for sexual assault of an animal, and unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

The investigation started when the Washington County Sheriff’s Office learned that a stable owner had a horse in her barn had been sexually assaulted.

The woman’s daughter, a veterninarian, conducted an examination of the horse and “took samples of fluid found inside the animal.”

Kenneth Duyck was identified as a suspect in the case, and detectives found him at an area Walmart, sleeping inside of a stolen car.

Duyck admitted to going into a stable without permission and touching a horse’s tail, but denied any wrongdoing.

Duyck agreed to a DNA sample, which was a match to the fluid found inside the horse.

In addition to the 20-month prison sentence, Duyck must undergo two years’ post-prison supervision and complete sex offender and mental health treatment plans.

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