Skip to comments.Lawyers for donkey-sex suspect challenge law's constitutionality
Posted on 12/13/2012 6:42:24 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
OCALA - Lawyers representing a Marion County man accused of sexual activity with a miniature donkey have filed a motion asking a judge to declare the Florida statute banning sexual activities with animals unconstitutional.
Carlos R. Romero, 32, declared last week that he wanted to take his case to trial. He is accused of sexual activities involving animals, a first-degree misdemeanor, after he allegedly was found in a compromising position in August with a female miniature donkey named Doodle.
In the motion filed in Marion County court on Dec. 6, the assistant public defenders handling Romero's case Joshua Wyatt, Scott Schmidt and Joshua Lukman wrote that the statute infringes upon Romero's due process rights and violates the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment in the U.S. Constitution.
The statute's designated punishment for a first-degree misdemeanor conviction, a year in county jail, also constitutes cruel and unusual punishment and is excessive, the attorneys wrote.
Romero previously rejected the State Attorney's Office plea offer of a year of probation, a $200 fine, a psychosexual evaluation and possible treatment, STD testing, no contact with children in a school setting, no ownership or possession of any mammals, and revocation of his license to work in horse racing.
Last week at a brief status conference, Romero confirmed that he wanted to take his case to trial. Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday.
The attorneys claim that the statute deprives Romero of his "personal liberty and autonomy when it comes to private intimate activities."
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Why are images of John Kerry’s Daughter popping into my head?
Behold, the “slippery slope.”
Oh well, at least it was a FEMALE miniature donkey.
Why does the song “Honky Tonk Ba Donkey Donk” keep running through my head?
He must have forgot that, like horses, donkeys carry tales .
His lawyer is A jackass- that’s why he’s arguing that point
"Your Honor, he's a dreadfully dumb defendant, but he deserves due process and he didn't diddle Doodle."
The Constitutional Right to Diddle Doodle. (Article LXIX)
Well, since Gay Marriage is now a dead certain lock, if a guy wishes to sleep with his miniature ass... who am I to object?
Cock a Doodle? Do!
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Carlos and his Little Donkey. Coming soon to elementary school libraries near you. Right next to Heather Has Two Mommies. Gotta teach the little kiddies about the “Un-Constitution” don’t ya know.
He's still got chickens...
The lawyer will probably cut and paste every argument in favor of gay “marriage” and gay sex education in schools, changing just a few words to fit his client’s tastes. Morally, I have trouble seeing any difference between this guy’s hobby and Barney Frank’s personal life - both deserve exactly the same social acceptance. Sadly, it wouldn’t surprise me if the far left went all out in favor of this guy’s alleged right to love how he chooses.
Now known as Doodling!
When asked by the media what it was like, Doodles said:
“It was no big thing!”
Re#10: At least Obie will never have to worry about sleeping with a “miniature ass”.
So funny... and so sad!
Today, that same person will cringe knowing that a new court precedent will likely be set.