DA SHAW: THREE CHARGED WITH SEXUAL ABUSE OF ANIMALS

Marc Measnikoff

Matthew Brubaker

Terry Wallace

MUNSON – Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced today that charges have been filed against three Munson men for having sexual intercourse with animals.

Shaw identified the defendant as Terry Wallace, age 41; Matthew Brubaker, age 32; and Marc Measnikoff, age 34, all of Mouse Lane, Munson,                 Clearfield County, PA.

On August 18, 2018, Trooper Jared Wolff of the Pennsylvania State Police, Woodland Barracks filed criminal complaints charging the Defendants with: 1) Endangering the Welfare of Children, F1; 2) Corruption of Minors, F3; 3) Sexual Intercourse with Animals, M2, 1460 Counts; and Cruelty to Animals, S.

An affidavit of Probable Cause filed with the complaints states that the State Police received information from a 16-year-old juvenile male living at the residence indicating the three Defendant’s were having sexual relations with animals, including dogs, horses, a cow and goat.  The juvenile described a specially designed “v” shaped pen that was used to facilitate the sexual contact.

In the early morning hours of August 18th, the State Police Cert Team served a search warrant on the property at which time the Defendants were taken into custody.  During a search of the property, a large volume of homemade videos were seized, along with recording equipment and cameras.

The Defendants were arraigned by Magisterial District Judge J. Michael Morris who set bail at $100,000.00 for each Defendant.  Preliminary hearings have been scheduled for August 22, 2018, at the Clearfield County Jail.

Shaw explained that the State Police Cert Team was called in because of reports of semi-automatic weapons being on the property.  Shaw said the search warrant was served and the Defendants taken into custody without incident.

Shaw said the State Police and SPCA are still in the process of securing appropriate placement for the animals.  Shaw reported that all of the animals should have placement in the immediate future.  Shaw noted that a juvenile male living at the makeshift farm has been taken into protective custody.  Shaw said there are no allegations that the juvenile had been sexually molested but noted that the investigation is ongoing to determine the extent of mental or physical abuse the juvenile may have been exposed too.  Shaw said, “right now we don’t believe the juvenile was sexually victimized.”

Shaw said this was one of the most extreme cases of animal abuse that his office has handled.  Shaw thanked the State Police, SPCA, and Animal Control Officers for their hard work in resolving this case.

Anyone with knowledge or information about a crime is asked to call Clearfield County Crime Stoppers at (800)-376-4700.

All calls to Crime Stoppers are confidential.  Anonymous tips can also be submitted by visiting the Clearfield County District Attorney web site at “www.ClearfieldDA.org” and selecting “Report A Crime”.

 

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