Kennel boss and his wife ‘caught on camera having threesome with
Doberman called Demon after ATF agents raided home searching for
Authorities allegedly found footage of Richard Patterson having
sex with a dog on a seized computer from their home
Patterson, 46, and his wife Christina are now being probed for
‘crimes against nature’ in Suffolk, Virginia
Could face bestiality charges
A kennel operator and his wife were caught on camera having a
threesome with a Doberman called Demon after ATF agents raided
their home in Suffolk, to search for guns, cops have said.
Richard Patterson, 46, and his wife Christina are said to have
been caught on film with the dog in their master bedroom.
The “sexual activity” footage was reportedly found on a video
after a raid by officers searching for illegal guns at their
Detectives are now probing “crimes against nature” in Suffolk,
State law forbids someone from “carnally knowing in any manner
any brute animal,” or submitting to such acts.
Convictions can lead to a year in jail and a $2,500 fine.
Neither of the Pattersons, who also train police dogs, has yet
been charged over the alleged bestiality, which is still under
investigation, according to city spokeswoman Diana Klink.
The Doberman-involved sex tape was discovered in the couple’s
home by an Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agent after
a computer was taken from the couple’s house, say court files.
Richard Patterson’s lawyer Andrew Sacks said he would not
confirm nor deny the information in the search warrants.
But he spoke out about the investigation.
He said: “Number one, we believe that what two consenting adults
do in private, in their bedroom is off limits.
“Number two, we don’t believe there was a valid law in place
that even affected this at the time.
“And number three we seriously question the police reaching out
into this type of material when it has nothing to do with what
they were searching for to begin with.”
Christina Patterson’s lawyer Nicholas Renninger said: “Mrs
Patterson is ready to defend herself in court if necessary.
“But at this stage, she has not been indicted or charged with
The Pattersons’ Imperial Kennels and K-9 Training Services
offers a facility for all breeds of dogs, according to an online
It says: “We specialise in behavioural problems, obedience
training, and offer protection training for Police, military,
and average citizens.
“We also offer full service boarding facilities, and are AKC
inspected and State licensed.”
Richard Patterson has been indicted in Norfolk Federal District
Court for allegedly having 17 firearms as a convicted criminal.
The weapons, including handguns, shotguns and military-style
rifles, were reportedly shipped over state lines.
He also had 52 shotgun shells, 44 rounds of .40-caliber bullets
and 10 rounds of .357 ammunition, said prosecutor William
Patterson previously convicted of three crimes – forging public
records, perjury in DMV matters and larceny – in June, it has
He was sentenced to six years in prison, but a judge suspended
all of it.