An Aurora couple are facing four counts of animal cruelty after
police alleged they were having sex with their dog in a backyard
motor home that had been converted into a sex chamber.
Fredrick Blue Manzanares, 50, and his ex-girlfriend, Janette
Eileen Solano, 48, were arrested in March on warrants for four
counts of cruelty to animals – neglect/mistreatment, according
to their arrest affidavits on file in Arapahoe County District
Court. The animal cruelty charge is a misdemeanor.
Police launched their investigation into the sex acts after
Solano called the Aurora Police Department 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, a Siberian husky mix named
Solano told detectives that Manzanares introduced her to
bestiality after she discovered pictures on their shared laptop,
the affidavit said. She confronted him, and he told her she
needed to have an open mind.
“He then spent the next six months introducing her to bestiality
videos, bestiality forums, as well as providing her different
literature on bestiality,” the affidavit said.
Christopher Decker, the attorney representing Manzanares, was
unavailable for comment.
The couple would have sex with Bubba inside the motor home where
Manzanares allegedly built a customized bench with red padding
to facilitate sex acts with the dog, the affidavit said. He used
a dog hormone spray to arouse the dog and would take pictures
and videos during the sex acts. Police found videos of
Manzanares, Solano and the dog having sex.
But the couple also fought over the dog, the affidavit said. At
one point, Solano remarked to police that she was “somewhat
jealous” of Manzanares’ relationship with Bubba.
In Colorado, bestiality falls under animal cruelty laws after
the legislature added a provision to existing state laws in
2007. Prior to that, it was not illegal to have sex with animals.
Marc Bekoff, a University of Colorado Boulder professor emeritus
of ecology and evolutionary biology, said most people would be
surprised about the extent of bestiality and the people who
Sex with animals remains a misdemeanor in the United States
because animals are universally seen as property under laws and
not sentient beings, said Bekoff, whose most recent book is
“Canine Confidential: Why dogs do what they do” and who has
written about bestiality for Psychology Today.
While those who practice it don’t believe they are harming the
animals, it is abuse, he said.
“They’re serious about their right to have consensual sex with a
non-human,” Bekoff said. “It’s animal abuse. It’s a no-brainer.”
Officials could not immediately provide details on Bubba’s