Bubba, a male Akita mix, is living at the Aurora Animal Shelter, where he will undergo a behavioral assessment before authorities decide the next appropriate steps to take with him, according to a news release from the Arapahoe County District Attorney’s Office.
Frederick Manzanares, 51, will be sentenced Oct. 16 after pleading guilty to two counts of animal cruelty. He faces up to 18 months in jail on each count, the news release said.
His ex-girlfriend, Janette Solano, 49, pleaded guilty to one count of animal cruelty, the news release said. She negotiated a deferred judgment and sentence, and a judge will decide whether to accept the plea deal during a Sept. 17 hearing.
The Aurora Police Department launched its investigation into the bestiality after Solano called police in March 2017 to report a domestic violence incident. When an officer met Solano at a gas station, she told him that she and Manzanares had only argued, and she was leaving him because he had been pressuring her into having sex with their dog, Bubba.
During the investigation, police discovered a motor home at the couple’s house where Manzanares had built a customized bench with red padding to facilitate sex acts with the dog, according to an arrest affidavit. He used hormone spray to arouse the dog and took pictures and videos of the sex acts, according to the affidavit.
When Manzanares and Solano first were charged with the crime, police did not know the whereabouts of Bubba. However, Manzanares forfeited his rights to the dog as part of the criminal proceedings and the animal was recovered.
Prior to 2007, bestiality was not a crime in Colorado. That year, the Legislature added it to the state’s animal cruelty laws.
AURORA, Colo. — (KDVR) — A man and woman have taken plea agreements in an Aurora animal cruelty case and will be sentenced in mid-October for sexual abuse of a male Akita mix.
The couple were reported to police for allegedly having sex with the dog in the backyard of their trailer home. Fredrick Blue Manzanares, 50, and Janette Eileen Solano, 48, were arrested in March for cruelty to animals.
The discovery of the animal abuse was triggered by a call placed to Aurora Police reporting domestic violence in 2017. Solano told police that she and her boyfriend got into an argument after she refused to have sex with their dog. Police later found videos of Manzanares, Solano and the dog having sex. The woman told police that she was jealous of her boyfriends relationship with the dog, Bubba.
Solano pleaded guilty to one count of animal cruelty. Manzanares pleaded guilty to two counts of animal cruelty. Sentencing is set for Oct. 16. Manzanares faces up to 18 months in jail on each count.
Sentencing set for Aurora couple accused of having sex with dog in mobile home sex chamber – KDVR