New York, May 12 (ANI): An Illinois man has been charged with animal cruelty after the cops, who were investigating him for a different crime, found out that he had sexually abused his pet peacock.
According to the Daily Herald, David Beckmann was billed at the DuPage County jail on Wednesday on separate allegations of battery and attempted indecent solicitation of a child, the New York Daily News reported.
Authorities asserted that they discovered the pet bird, Phyl, dead in the 64-year- old's garage on April 28, although particulars about how and when the peacock died were still unclear.
The cops revealed to the publication that they could not talk about the animal cruelty charges because they relate to a case involving a child.
In addition to the animal cruelty charge, court records show that Beckmann faces three other charges of harassment by telephone, two counts of marijuana possession, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, attempted indecent solicitation of a child and two counts of battery. (ANI)