Fido fondness led Bower to previously engage in unspeakable acts with pooches, which he admitted. But Ohio didn't have any bestiality laws on the books, so the four-legged enthusiast pleaded out to animal cruelty charges. Among the terms and conditions he agreed to: community service, counseling, and a mandatory ban from owning or being around animals, lest they be subjected to the same treatment he gave the life-size inflatable sheep he was once found sexing. (Yep, that happened.)
But it seems Bower couldn't control himself. He took to the internet to offer his services as a dog-sitter, violated his probation, and was arrested. Via 10TV:
According to Shelby police, Peter Bower violated the terms of his probation by posting on a Web site that he was available to dog-sit.
His post also stated that he recently lost his two dogs and missed them, 10TV News reported.
The theme of this morning's blog posts: Ohio is really f&*king strange, and without a doubt, winning the "Ohio or Florida?" game this week.
Our next stop: Shelby.
If you don't remember Peter Bower, he's the mid-Ohio fella who was recently in the news because of his love of having sex with dogs. Bower even wrote a love letter to one canine named Maggie. Yup. As if it couldn't get worse, Bower also fornicated with an inflatable sheep.
Bower admitted to the zoophilia, but Ohio has no law against bestiality, so the full power of the law was pretty powerless to do anything. The best they could do was animal cruelty charges, but authorities couldn't even get those to stick. 10 TV explains:
In order to prove animal cruelty, prosecutors had to prove that the animals were injured because of the sexual contact Bower had with them.
“The prosecutor moved to dismiss several charges that he felt he could not prove due to the fact that he could not show the actual harm to the animal,” Shelby Municipal Court Judge Jon Schaefer said.
Schaefer said both sides agreed to a plea deal. In exchange for a “no contest” plea to charge of injuring animals, Bowers was sentenced to community service, mandatory counseling and was banned from owning animals again.
Sure, that'll stop him.
Update: The horror, the horror.
It seems like word of pet pederast Peter Bower has ruffled influential feelings to the point of legislative action. The Mansfield News Journal says state Rep. Jay Goyal is working on a new bill that would make bestiality a felony in Ohio (it is in 30 states, but not here). Bower's case is the spark driving Goyal's effort. No word on whether that legislation will include anything about inflatable sheep.
Wait up: one more detail, this revealed for the first time in the News Journal piece: after Bower got his hands on the his latest victim, a Shepard mix he picked up from the shelter this May, he was tooling around town with a "Just Married" sign on his car. Yeah, pretty effed up.
—What the hell is this?
—Oh you mean the inflatable sheep, officer? No, that’s just, no, nothing I mean sheep you know Easter decorations and all. Yeah, Easter. I’m a big Easter guy.
Having a life-sized inflatable barnyard animal lying around your house is suspicious enough as is, but when the offending fake sheep is found at the home of a suspected doggy sex fiend, now we’re cooking with some real perversion.
Courtesy of our friends over at True Crime Report, this is the story of Mansfield’s finest, Peter Bower. It's like the Manson Murders of animal sex stories — some next level shit.
31-year-old Bower was a regular fixture among the four-legged lovers of mid-Ohio; he offered his services to the community as a dog walker and babysitter. Unfortunately, his proclivities went way beyond see spot run.
Police fielded a tip recently that Bower’s relations with a recently adopted shepherd mix were less than kosher. With search warrant in hand, authorities searched his Mansfield spread and located the gross tools of Bower’s puppy sex trade, including lots of animal porn and that life-sized inflatable sheep.
Not only does the evidence show Bower was anally abusing his current pet, but authorities believe he fornicated with two now-dead dogs as well. He also might have thrown in relations with a horse for good measure, just to cover all the bases.
He’s been charged with animal cruelty, injuring an animal and companion animal prohibition.