Further charges laid in Krypto1701 animal abuse case
Two more counts of animal cruelty have been added to the charges already faced by Peter Bower, known in the furry fandom as Krypto1701.
In May, Bower was charged with two counts of animal cruelty after authorities discovered that he had had sexual relations with his three-year-old shepherd-mix dog, Aurora. New evidence suggests sexual activity with a previous pet, a German shepherd named Maggie.
While examining items confiscated from Bower's apartment, Richland County (Ohio) Dog Warden Dave Jordan discovered "diary letters" to the 11-year-old pet. One dated April 4, 2010 detailed a physical encounter with the animal. Maggie and another (male) dog were euthanised five days later. Maggie was reportedly suffering from pyrometra, an infection of the uterus, which Jordan said "could have been caused by the use of lubricants".
Police are still investigating Bower's online activities, and a pre-trial hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Monday in Shelby Municipal Court.
Although thirty states in the U.S. have laws prohibiting bestiality, Ohio is not one of them. The Bower case has prompted Ohio state representatives to draft legislation that would explicitly outlaw such acts.