More...SHELBY, Ohio - A man who admitted to having sex with his dog will not face jail time.
Evidence photos obtained by 10TV show Peter Bower with two of the dogs he used to own. A file of evidence against Bower also contained a love letter he addressed to his dog named Maggie, 10TV’s Glenn McEntyre reported.
In the letter, Bower wrote repeatedly of his love for Maggie and admited to having sex with her. "We made love," he wrote.
The file also contained photographs of Bower engaged in sexual intercourse with the dog.
In the absence of a law banning bestiality in Ohio, the strongest charge prosecutors could pursue against Bower was animal cruelty, McEntyre reported.
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.