What happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas; if it did, we wouldn’t be reporting on a 23-year-old woman who was arrested Tuesday for allegedly having sex with a pit bull in the notoriously sinful city.
According to a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police report, local authorities were responding to a call when they encountered the woman, Kara Vandereyk, having sex with the pit bull in her backyard “in full view of the neighbors,” KVVU reports.
The Las Vegas Review Journal, citing the same police report, said the woman told police she was bipolar and was unable to remember her name. The station writes that “Vandereyk was naked and on the ground when officers arrived.” She was given a blanket to cover herself and brought to the Clark County Jail.
She was charged with gross lewdness.
Unfortunately, a series of news reports over the past year show that this crime isn’t as rare as it should be.
Just last month a 24-year-old woman in Delaware was charged with bestiality and second-degree conspiracy. In November 2012, a 20-year-old woman in Arizona was arrested and accused of having “vaginal and oral sex with two canines” after her ex-boyfriend tipped off the police.
Nevada is one of many states where bestiality is not prohibited by law. However, Nevada has a law against gross and open lewdness (having sex in public) as well as a new law that now makes animal abuse and cruelty a felony offense.