There Were Odd Events Before Alleged Horse Sex Abuse: Report

A Shelton man was accused last week of sexually assaulting a horse and the horse’s owners said the alleged attack might not have been the first time something like this had happened at the farm.

In 2005, one of the Flannery family’s horses suffered a “mysterious vaginal injury and infection,” they told the New Haven Register.

Marian Wegiel, 63, who lives on the same street as the farm, was arrested last week and charged with fourth-degree sexual assault, cruelty to animals, third-degree criminal trespass and second-degree breach of peace.

He told cops that he was trying to comfort a female horse in a corral, heard a loud noise and he might have inadvertently put his fingers inside one of the horses, Shelton police said.

“We just had weird, unexplained things where we knew someone was breaking into the yard but we didn’t know who or why,” Alison Flannery, 29, told the New Haven Register.

Wegiel was released after posting a $500.00 bond and is due in Derby Court on Nov. 1.

Police told the Register that it was not reported that this was an ongoing problem.

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