Why Are So Many People Having Sex With Dogs?

Brandon Vonthongthrip Police Photo

This has to be the most disgusting trend I've seen in 15 years walking the weird news beat: Once again, someone is accused of having sex with a dog. This time, a pit bull.

Oregon police have charged 20-year-old Brandon Vongthongthrip to 200 counts of aggravated animal abuse and 200 counts of sexual assault of an animal after he allegedly admitted to having sex with his pet more than 400 times over a five-year period.

"Authorities first learned of Mr. Vongthongthrip's criminal activity when an anonymous caller contacted investigators at the Oregon Humane Society," Special Agent Austin Wallace told Salem-News.com.

The 20-year-old man had no prior arrests and has no history of mental illness. And yet investigators say they found pictures of him posted on the Internet of him sexually abusing his eight-year-old Red Nose American Pit Bull named Rocky.

This comes just week after a Florida woman was charged with making dog sex videos, prompting state lawmakers to propose new anti-bestiality laws.

A few months earlier, we reported on the legal proceedings against Diane Sue Whalen, accused of making and trying to sell videos of herself with two dogs

Photo © East Multnomah County (Ore.) Sheriff's Office