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Case ID: 162
Classification: Bestiality
Animal: cow
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Sunday, Jul 8, 2001

County: Dunn

Disposition: Open

Person of Interest: Gary Otto

Gary W. Otto, a repeat animal sexual abuser, was arrested again on July 8th, 2001 in Wisconsin (Dunn County) for 4 citations of having sex with cattle and a felony charge for fleeing from law enforcement. Mr. Otto was recently arrested in 1999 in another county for the same thing, but bestiality charges were dropped for a plea to disorderly conduct in which he only received probation and an order for evaluation.

Previous Arrest Info

A 47-year-old Baldwin man is accused of having sexual contact with cattle for the second time in two years. Gary W. Otto was arrested at 1:56 a.m. Sunday by Dunn County Sheriff's deputies.

In addition to facing four citations from the Sheriff's Department for the incident at a town of Lucas farm, Otto also is facing a felony charge of fleeing officers. He appeared in court Monday and remained in custody this morning on a probation hold. Judge Rod Smeltzer ordered a $1,000 signature bond for Otto.

Dunn County officials declined to provide any details about Otto's latest arrest. Otto previously was convicted of disorderly conduct in St. Croix County in 1999. According to police reports, farm owners had suspected Otto was having sexual contact with livestock. A motion detector was placed in the milkhouse so any movement after 12:30 a.m. would be recorded and activate an alarm.

Otto was charged with sexual gratification with an animal, but that charge was dismissed in exchange for pleading no contest to disorderly conduct. He was placed on two years of probation and ordered to get an evaluation and therapy for sexual deviance.

If you have information on this case, please contact:
James Peterson (Dunn County District Attorney)
(715) 232-1677


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