St. John’s County Man James Lee Lyons Accused of Bestiality
James Lee Lyons, 52, of St. John’s County was arrested for animal cruelty and sexual activities involving an animal, WOKV reports.
Lyons is a convicted sexual predator who was released from prison two years ago after serving time for sexual battery on a child and sexual act with a child while in a familial role in 1998.
A neighbor notified the St. John’s County Sheriff’s Office after two of his dogs wandered into Lyons’ yard on Saturday and one of the canines was seen being carried by the suspect. After its encounter with Lyons, the dog was acting withdrawn and had injuries consistent with sexual assault. A veterinary examination confirmed that the dog had likely been assaulted.
WAWS reports the female dog had injuries to its vulva as well as its rectum.
Lyons is being held in the St. John’s County Jail.