A Shelton man was under arrest Monday for sexually assaulting a horse.
According to police, officers were dispatched at 6:15 p.m. to Partridge Lane on a report of an unknown male inappropriately touching a horse.
The complainant reported that the male appeared to be touching the horse in a sexual manner and the horse appeared to be in pain.
Officers arrived and located the male, identified as Marian Wegiel, 63, of 11 Partridge Lane, in the corral.
Wegiel stated that he was comforting the horses that were scared by a loud noise.
Wegiel stated that he may have inadvertently put his fingers inside one of the horses.
Three horses were in the corral, but only the one female horse appeared to be touched.
The homeowner called a veterinarian who inspected the horses.
Wegiel was arrested and charged with cruelty to animals, sexual assault, fourth-degree sexual assault, third-degree criminal trespass and second-degree breach of peace.
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