Mario Vasconcelos (Source: Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office)
CUT OFF, LA (WAFB) -
said a man suspected of having sex with animals was arrested after DNA evidence
linked him to the crime.
Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office reported Mario Vasconcelos, 34, of Larose, was
arrested Saturday. He faces multiple counts of crimes against nature and other
charges. Sheriff Craig Webre said during questioning, Vasconcelos admitting to
copulating with livestock, including a donkey and a goat, on four occasions.
said they first started looking into the case in June after a landowner in Cut
Off reported someone was possibly trespassing on his property. Detectives said
they determined a man had gone inside a barn and "engaged in crimes against
nature (unnatural carnal copulation) with livestock."
added DNA evidence was collected and submitted to the Louisiana State Police
Crime Lab for analysis. Techs reported the sample matched Vasconcelos. Deputies
said they discovered there was a warrant for his arrest for contempt of court
from a domestic abuse case in 2011.
said Vasconcelos was taken into custody, questioned and arrested. He was booked
on the following charges:
against nature (4 counts)
bond was set at $37,500. He is also being held for US Immigrations and Customs