Fenland man alleged to have sexually abused animals on a farm used for bestiality in USA

PUBLISHED: 16:25 30 April 2010 | UPDATED: 09:38 02 June 2010

A FENLAND man is alleged to have sexually abused dogs on a farm used for bestiality. Stephen Clarke, of Bassenhally Road, Whittlesey, is said to have been caught on camera abusing animals on the farm in the US. The 51-year-old has now been charged with an

A FENLAND man is alleged to have sexually abused dogs on a farm used for bestiality.

Stephen Clarke, of Bassenhally Road, Whittlesey, is said to have been caught on camera abusing animals on the farm in the US.

The 51-year-old has now been charged with animal cruelty after American agents raided the farm in Washington State, near the Canadian border.

According to assistant US attorney Susan Roe, Clarke has admitted bestiality activities. He later appeared at Whatcom County Superior Court.

Whatcom County Sheriff Bill Elfo said that a video of Clarke sexually abusing dogs was found by agents who searched the home of 39-year-old Douglas Spink.

Spink, a convicted cocaine smuggler, was believed to have been running the farm which cops say was used for bestiality.

When it was raided, investigators seized what they described as thousands of images of bestiality as well as dozens of dogs, horses and pet mice.

Sheriff Elfo said horses and dogs found at the farm, which included a Great Dane, have been taken into protective custody. Mice, discovered with their tails cut off, have been euthanized.

Clarke faces up to five years in prison after the law was changed in Washington State four years ago following a case in which a man died after having sex with a horse.


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