Fresno State Student Sexually Assaults Sheep

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Fresno State University police arrested an intoxicated student after he allegedly had sex with a sheep in the campus agricultural barn.

According to the police report, the incident occurred at around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday. The unidentified computer science student told the arresting officers that he had drank an "unknown amount of beverages," before being booked at Fresno County Jail.

The case was sent to the Fresno County District Attorney’s Office, and the student faces a charge of sexual assault on an animal.

California penal code 286.5 reads that "any person who sexually assaults any animal protected by Section 597f for the purpose of arousing or gratifying the sexual desire of the person is guilty of a misdemeanor." It would appear the social ramifications the student might face would far exceed any legal issue.

Students around campus are still talking about what is being called the "sheep incident." The 23-year-old offender was caught in the act by horrified agriculture majors. Student Marisa Burkdoll said, "It's just kind of disgusting and revolting and personally makes me angry, I mean why would you do that?" Burkdoll added, "there was a post (on social media) that said something about the sheep unit at Fresno State and some guy was trying to have sex with the lambs."

The sheep now has its own Twitter page, with the tagline reading: "Victim of on-campus sexual assault. Demanding justice. Foodie. Starbucks addict. T-swizzle4Life."

Burkdoll, who believes the offender should serve prison time, added, "it's just kind of sick it's unnatural and the animals they can't really, I mean they can't defend themselves, they can to an extent but they're innocent you know what I mean?"

The student has since been released from jail, and explained to police he became so intoxicated while worrying about a midterm.

The sheep is presently being monitored by a veterinarian.