Beastly Baptist sought animal sex
IN January, 2013, Missouri’s Windermere Baptist Conference Center proudly announced the appointment of Jerry Hill, pictured above with his wife Janet, and Board of Trustees Chair Arthur Mallory, left, as their new President and CEO.
Yesterday the organisation said that it’s having to find a new top dog because of:
The arrest of Jerald “Jerry” Hill on charges of soliciting sex with an animal.
No mention was made as to whether Hill’s wife will continue as … um …Vice President for ministry programming.
On Tuesday, The Boone County Sheriff’s Department Cyber Crimes Task Force arrested the 56-year-old on suspicion of attempted unlawful sex with an animal and attempted animal abuse.
Hill was briefly caged in the Boone County Jail, but was released after posting bond totalling $1,000.
The investigation began last week when the task force got a tip that someone had posted an ad on Craigslist looking for two types of animals with which to have sex, detective Tracy Perkins said.
One of the animals he sought was a dog. Perkins declined to say what other type of animal Hill sought.
A detective with the task force exchanged emails with Hill under the guise of offering a dog that Hill could have sex with, Perkins said in a news release.
Hill was nabbed after he made arrangements to travel to Columbia to have sex with the dog.
Windermere board members discussed the arrest and Mallory said:
The board is very supportive of him and grateful for his work at Windermere.
We are concerned for the well-being of Jerry … and we are also concerned with the well-being of Windermere. Windermere will continue to function in a good way…. It is a significant piece of God’s kingdom’s work.
Missouri statutes are unclear about possible penalties if Hill is convicted for solicitation. Conviction for sex with an animal is classified as a class A misdemeanor for a first offense and as a class D felony for subsequent convictions.
The law does not outline monetary or jail-time penalties, but does allow a judge to order psychological evaluation and counseling.