by Chidi Okoye
A 42-year-old Indiana man, Michael Bessigano, has been accused of having sex with a guinea fowl.
Bessigano, who was arrested on charges of bestiality and killing a domestic animal, had been previously convicted of having sex with a chicken.
According to the ‘Times of Munster’, the suspect allegedly went to a local park, entering a building where guinea fowls were being kept. Witnesses claimed told the Police that Bessigano sexually assaulted one of the birds, killed it, and afterwards, attempted to hide the carcass in a trash barrel.
A subsequent search at his apartment would produce found bird feathers at the residence. DNA testing showed the feathers at Bessigano’s home matched the bird found dead in the Buckley Homestead trash barrel.
Bessigano’s mother says he suffers from schizophrenia, and has a long history involving animal cruelty and bestiality.
In 1992, he was convicted of having sex with and killing a Rottweiler. He served two years. Also in 2002, Bessigano was sentenced to four years in prison after having sex with and killing a chicken. In that incident, police said he took the chicken to a hotel room, plucked its feathers, then sexually abused the animal before killing it.
After the 2002 incident, a law was passed making sexual relations with animals a crime.