A peacock was found dead in the home of David Beckman, 64, who was already facing charges of harassment by telephone, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, two counts of marijuana possession, and an indecent solicitation of a child.
It has been learned that the now incarcerated Beckman of Chicago, IL is facing new charges of animal cruelty, police told the Daily Herald.
Apparently, investigators discovered his dead peacock in his home while they were in the midst of finding clues for a different case.
Roselle police report that they discovered the dead bird, named Phyl, and learned about its abuse while investigating an alleged case of indecent solicitation of a child, NBC Chicago reports.
Investigators in Illinois say that it had become clear that the bird was a victim of sexual abuse upon the examination of its body. Unfortunately, at this current time officials are unclear of how the bird died or why its lifeless body hidden in the garage.
Due to the fact that the case correlates to the investigation of the involvement of a child, police officials has stated that further information regarding the sexual abuse of a peacock will not be reported.
NBC Chicago reports, the suspect remained in the DuPage County Jail on Friday on a $10,000 bond. An arraignment was scheduled for June 12.
Sadly, the alleged animal abuse isn’t the only one to make headlines recently.
According to the Huff Post, in April, Kurtis Peterson, a Michigan man, was sentenced to up to 15 years in prison for having sex with two dogs.
In February, Andrew Mendoza pleaded guilty to public lewdness and criminal trespassing for trying to make a baby with his neighbor’s horse. “I was thinking it would have a horseman baby,” he stated in a court document.
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