NORFOLK, Va - Two Norfolk women are accused of having sex with a
dog while communicating with an inmate in two city jails.
34-year-old Jermaine Gaye was arrested on January 31 for a hit-
and-run. News 3 told you how Gaye stands accused of hitting a
police car before driving off at a high rate of speed.
They said he eventually crashed, and two people were
hospitalized as a result.
While being held in the Norfolk Jail, court documents state that
Gaye spoke to three women over the phone, encouraging them to
threaten the witness in his case.
Court records state that Denise Kearney and Ashley Pinkett
allegedly called the witness five times over the course of a few
days and tried to convince her “to either change her story or
not come to court.”
It states they also allegedly went to the witness' home.
Pinkett and Kearney are accused of having sex with Gaye’s dog
while “he encouraged them over the phone from the Norfolk City
Jail,” according to court records. The alleged sexual acts
occurred on March 18, March 27, March 29, April 2, April 3 and
Court records state Pinkett mentioned photographing the act.
Around this time, Gaye was moved from the Norfolk Jail to the
Virginia Beach Jail due to his attempt to allegedly establish an
improper relationship with a jail employee in Norfolk. On April
11 and April 12, during a video chat from the Virginia Beach
Jail, Pinkett allegedly had sex with Gaye’s dog at home while
Gaye encouraged her over video chat with what appeared to be a
white towel draped over the back of his head.
Gaye is facing 34 charges, including several counts of cruelty
to animals. He is being held without bond.
Pinkett is facing 20 charges including bestiality, animal
cruelty charges and tampering with a witness. She has court on
June 13, and is currently being held without bond.
Kearney is facing seven charges and has court on Monday. She is
also being held without bond.
Both women declined an interview from jail.
The Virginia Beach Jail issued a statement. They said they're
cooperating fully with the investigation.
It is our policy to fully prosecute any criminal activity that
occurs within our facility, to include any criminal conduct that
may be captured as part of an inmate’s visitation. All inmates
and their visitors are warned that visits are monitored and
This is part of the Terms of Service that Telmate (the video
visitation system operator/vendor) requires users to agree to in
order to participate in web-based video visitation, messaging,
etc. via the tablets: “Any and all other content or information
shared, transmitted, or sent using any messaging system or video
visitation system or any other method, may be accessed,
reviewed, searched, used, recorded, copied, viewed, listened to,
displayed, or distributed by telmate correctional facility
staff, or agents of law enforcement, as permitted by law. You
hereby acknowledge your awareness of, understand, and consent to
all such activity.”
Both Pinkett and Kearney appeared in Norfolk General District
Court on June 13 for a preliminary hearing. All charges for both
women were certified to the grand jury.