Two women in Virginia are accused of repeatedly having sex with a dog while corresponding with an inmate who’s been jailed since January for a reported hit-and-run involving police.
WTVR reported that Denise Kearney and Ashley Pinkett committed some of the illicit acts over the phone on March 18, March 27, March 29, April 2, April 3, and April 7, while Jermaine Gaye, 34, was housed at Norfolk jail. The dog involved in the incidents reportedly belonged to Gaye, who’s been incarcerated since allegedly hitting a police cruiser and injuring two people in a subsequent crash.
From jail, Gaye reportedly called three women and encouraged them to threaten a witness set to testify against him. Kearney and Pinkett called the witness over the course of several days and tried to convince her to change her testimony or avoid court altogether, according to court records obtained by the news outlet.
Gaye was ultimately relocated to Virginia Beach jail for allegedly trying to establish an inappropriate relationship with a Norfolk jail employee. During video chats on April 11 and 12, Pinkett called Gaye from his home and streamed herself having sex with his dog—all while Gaye encouraged it, WTVR reported.
Gaye is facing 34 charges, including cruelty to animals and remains jailed without bond.
Court records also accused Pinkett of photographing the sexual assaults. She’s facing 20 charges including bestiality, animal cruelty, and tampering with a witness and remains jailed without bond pending a June 13 court date.
WTVR reported that Kearney’s facing seven charges and remains jailed without bond pending a court hearing on Monday.
In a statement to the news station, Virginia Beach jail officials said they’re cooperating with the ongoing investigation.
[Featured image: Denise Kearney and Ashley Pinkett/Police handout]