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Furries assist authorities, leads to charges and arrest of Levi "SnakeThing" Simmons

Edited as of Thu 1 Nov 2018 - 21:57
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In late September, the furry world was rocked by a leak of telegram chat-logs that revealed an organization of those that practiced extreme forms of animal abuse in the real world. On October 25th, 2018, police in Oregon have made the first arrest of a member of this zoosadist ring, Levi “SnakeThing” Simmons. They have been initially charged with sexual assault of an animal, animal abuse in the first degree, and animal neglect in the first degree.

Levi, who went by several pseudonyms in the furry community including 'Nelizar', became infamous soon after this leak. The logs were released to the public by a fellow zoophile who felt their peers had gone too far in their crueler abusive behavior towards animals. While SnakeThing was quickly overshadowed by a more famous individual caught within the ring, furry Youtuber Kero the Wolf, most of the evidence tied to Levi. This was because the leak was centered around his account that the whistle-blower had gained access to and downloaded the data from. It was Levi's own logs that was eventually shared with the internet.

Update 11/1: Furvengers noted on Tuesday 10/30, that Mr. Simmons was released from prison due to apparent statue of limitations on charges and evidence presented at this time. State charges have been revoked.

With a solid amount of evidence in hand, a group calling themselves the “Furvengers”, a furry group that is against any form of animal abuse, had gotten in contact with authorities and presented what had been gathered. In a stream these informants did on October 26th, they noted while it was a challenge to get a hold of the proper authorities to help in the investigation of the matter at first, they soon found one Oregon officer that helped them work with other agencies to get the ball rolling on the case. The group also noted that the mother of Levi had become quite helpful with the investigation and cooperated with police in the matter.

While the Furvengers are pleased that one of the main coaxers in the zoosadist ring is now behind bars, and they feel a great weight has been lifted from their shoulders, they know that the work is not fully over in this case. Others who were part of the ring still run free. But with SnakeThing now in the hands of authorities, the police may be able to utilize him to gather more intelligence which could assist in bring others who harmed animals to face justice.


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The Furvengers say all the stuff is handed over, but analyzing it and putting pieces together may still bring tons of progress. I'm happy to say I saw some of that happen today and it may lead to the next arrest.

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"Furvengers" group has been compromised, they indicate that they are wrapped up with what their goals were regardless.

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wtf are the statute of limitations on animal sexual assault loooooooooool

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In Oregon, 2 - 3 years apparently.

Depending on if it considered a felony or a misdemeanor.

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That seems quite short. But, on the other hand, they don't actually distinguish between sex with an animal and sexual assault of an animal, so perhaps its best that it's so short.

"If all mankind minus one, were of one opinion, and only one person were of the contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person, than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind."
~John Stuart Mill~

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Interesting that "Mr. Simmons was released from prison due to apparent statue of limitations on charges and evidence presented at this time"

My question is did the Furry mob's rush to accuse and dig dirt my have tainted the case? Another example is Kero and the Tattoo issue.

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When tolerance goes too far, you get groups like this form in your subculture.

Well, I'll be...

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Uh, this case is maybe not the best example to make that argument, here, Mister Twister.

I mean, Jesus Christ, the American judicial system was more tolerant of this group than furry fandom, apparently.

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Furry fandom: "These guys are evil! We're calling the cops and we sure as hell hope they throw the book at you!"

American criminal justice system: "Yeah, whatever, we're busy; like, promise real hard you won't do it again, and we'll let you go."


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I expected fownvotes, so it's all right.

Well, I'll be...

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It's hard to call it tolerance if people didn't let the groups form, it's them sneaking in and taking advantage. They'd be doing this if there was a fandom or not. It's incredible that Cuba, a place I thought barely had net, had one of these guys they just caught. I'll bet he didn't have any furry subculture local to there.

Of course feel free to aim that at the absurdly dishonest people who may still defend Kero. I'll help.

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LOL is this ironic or what?
Animal boners having other animal boners arrested for, well boning pet animals.

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No offence to everyone but i just feel so bad for Kero and i don't think its fair that he had to leave the furry community and that everyone including the police need to just back the fuck off i mean Postal2 has a workshop mod that replaces the gimp outfit with a fox that looks just like kero :O but what i'm trying to say is that kero should not be punished for all this mess at all !!!

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Well, he's now pleaded guilty and has gotten 25 years in prison, mostly for his sexual abuse on children (though they dropped the abuse against animals stupidly), there's no way he's getting out of prison, he's done.

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