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Latino Daily News

Monday August 8, 2011

LATINO BLOTTER: Iowa Man Arrested For Having Sex With Cat, Animal Dies

LATINO BLOTTER: Iowa Man Arrested For Having Sex With Cat, Animal Dies

Photo: Gerardo Martinez charged with having sex with a cat, throwing it out window

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Wednesday, a Hispanic man was arrested after he admitted he had sex with a cat and then threw it from his apartment’s balcony.

Witnesses told Council Bluffs police they saw a man with his pants down standing on a seventh floor balcony. They also reported seeing the nearly naked man throw a cat out the window.

According to the police report, after arriving on the scene, officers were pointed to the apartment of Gerardo Martinez. He reportedly answered the door with his pants down and wearing no shirt.

Officers told Martinez, 29, to pull up his pants and asked him about the cat. He initially denied having one, and admitted to being high on methamphetamine. Later, while being questioned further, he changed his story, saying his boyfriend threw the cat three hours earlier.

The police informed him that witnesses had seen the cat being thrown more recently and Martinez admitted to having sex with the cat and to throwing it out the window along with a pornographic DVD.

Witnesses later confirmed that he was the man they had seen in the balcony.

Martinez turned 30 on Thursday and was taken to Pottawattamie County Jail. He has been charged with bestiality, indecent exposure, and animal torture, yet still only faces up to 5 years in jail, as all charges are misdemeanor offenses.

Officers found the cat on the sidewalk below the balcony, bleeding and barely breathing. It later died as a result of the injuries sustained from the fall.