GRANT, Minn. - Authorities are on the lookout for a man accused of having sex with a goat. 37-year-old Abimael Rojas Dominguez has been charged with burglary and animal cruelty.
Washington County Sheriff's deputies responded to a call on August 2 about a dead goat and possible sodomy at a farm in Grant. Deputies collected the dead goat and a condom at the scene for forensic testing.
Upon further investigation, authorities learned that a van had been towed from near the farm earlier that morning. According to the criminal complaint, the registered owner told authorities that Dominguez had been using the vehicle.
According to the criminal complaint, investigators spoke with Dominguez who says he had been drinking that evening. He says he stopped at a gas station to use the restroom and buy some water when the vehicle got towed. Dominguez reportedly told investigators that he started walking towards Highway 36. State troopers picked him up for walking on Highway 36 and brought him to the Ramsey County Jail.
Investigators took a cheek swab from Dominguez. According to the complaint, Dominguez's DNA matched the seminal fluid collected from the goat. The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension's report says "the probability of selecting an unrelated individual at random from the general population having a DNA profile that would match this partial DNA profile is approximately 1 in 110,500."
Dominguez is not in custody and his whereabouts are not known.
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