Ipswich Man Gets 60 Days in Jail for Sexual Acts With Calves

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – An Ipswich man who admitted engaging in sexual acts with two calves near Bath has been sentenced to serve 60 days in jail and spend five years on probation.

Fifty-eighty-year-old James Schumacher pleaded guilty last July to two charges of felony bestiality, after unsuccessfully arguing earlier that the charges he faced were unconstitutional. Bestiality prohibits sexual acts with animals.

Authorities say the incidents happened in 2016 and 2017 on a Bath-area farm.

Prosecutors dropped four other charges under terms of a plea agreement. The American News reports Schumacher was sentenced Thursday. He must pay $808 in fines and fees, $726 in restitution for veterinary bills and $2,100 to cover the cost of a psychosexual evaluation.

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