A Hillsboro woman is facing a fifth-degree felony after reportedly sharing media that allegedly shows a dog and herself engaged in sexual activity.
An affidavit filed with the Hillsboro Municipal Court states that a detective with the Criminal Investigations Bureau at the Fairfax County Virginia Police Department contacted the Hillsboro Police Department last week.
The detective reported he had been reviewing a website in an attempt to identify “individuals who are sexually abusing animals and distributing obscene materials,” according to the affidavit.
One of the advertisements was reportedly entitled: “Female Home-Made Bestiality Pictures and Movies,” as stated in the affidavit.
The affidavit adds that the detective then located a thread created by a user on June 14 which was titled “Pups Love Toys, I love playing with my toys and pup.”
The detective further reports that the thread contained a video of “a young, white and brown canine” engaged in an act with a woman involving sexual contact.
The affidavit adds that the Virginia detective was able to identify the suspect as Amanda L. Cassner, 31, by using Facebook and a profile found on the Beast Forum.
All information, as well as the video, was forwarded to HPD for evidence. The affidavit states that “it was found that the state of Ohio has no bestiality laws at this time but posting the video online does fall under pandering obscenity.”
Last Wednesday, an HPD officer went to Cassner’s residence, where he reportedly found both her and her dog outside. The affidavit states that he explained why he was there, and they arranged a time to speak at the police department the following day.
On Thursday, Cassner reportedly came to the department. After being advised of her Miranda rights, she spoke with the officer and allegedly “admitted to making the video of her dog … and posting it to the Beast Forum online,” according to the affidavit.
She also allegedly “stated she was not aware that it was illegal in the State of Ohio,” the affidavit adds.
Cassner was charged with fifth-degree felony pandering obscenity. She appeared on that charge in the municipal court on Monday.
Court records show that Cassner’s bond was set at her own recognizance (OR). She was placed on reporting probation. A preliminary hearing for her case is set for July 2.
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