Longview, Wash. – A married man from Washington State was arrested by police after he tried to hire a prostitute for sex with him and his miniature horse, according to the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office who have charged him with animal cruelty and patronizing a prostitute.
Jad Shipman, 48, was arrested last week following a criminal investigation. Shipman was uncovered after using TNABoard, an online site advertising sex/escort services.
According to a probable cause affidavit, Shipman used the screen name “TheMalamute” and made an offer of $440 for another user to “have sexual contact with him and his miniature horse.” Shipman also used an email address containing the phrase “hotmare,” the report stated.
The other user– identified as “Diane”– provided police with copies of sexual messages sent by Shipman, allegedly stating he wanted to “watch a gal eat out the miniature horse that I have while sitting on my male member.”
Shipman explained his failure in trying to facilitate the encounter with others: “Last two gals I asked said it was noticeably outside their comfort zone.”
When interviewed by the Cowlitz County Sheriff investigators, Shipman reportedly “admitted to being TNA Board user ‘TheMalamute’ and soliciting ‘Diane’ to ‘eat out’ or ‘lick’ one of his miniature horses’ ‘private parts.’”
Shipman explained he “hoped that she would be more agreeable to having sexual contact with him and his miniature horse.”
“Shipman admitted to having prior sexual contact with animals,” according to the probable cause affidavit.
A sheriff’s investigator reported seeing two miniature horses in the pasture of the Shipman’s acre property Shipman and his wife purchased for $365k.
Shipman was released on a $1,000 bail and ordered to have no contact with animals. TheCowlitz County Prosecutor Ryan Jurvakainen clarified after initial publication that the charge for animal cruelty involved an “attempted” element which dropped it to a misdemeanor level offense, leading to the charges being referred to the lower District Court instead of the Superior Court as it was no longer a felony level crime.
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Note: After initial publication, the Cowlitz County Prosecuting Attorney clarified that the charges were deferred to the District Court due to crimes statutory offense level, not due to the prosecutor’s discretion.