Jean Marie Bugoma, 25, pleaded guilty in a Bexar County courtroom to one count of bestiality in the presence of a child.
Last year, police arrested Bugoma following an investigation, which included the use of DNA evidence that confirmed that he had sexually assaulted at multiple horses since 2020.
On February 14, 2021, the owner of a horse stables, along with San Antonio police officers caught Bugoma inside the facility. He was also captured on surveillance video walking through the stables naked on June 22, 2020, according to court documents.
Bexar County Criminal District Court Judge Ron Rangel sentenced Bugoma to 10 years in a Texas state prison.
Bugoma is a Haitian national.
There are currently around 55,000 Haitians living in the United States under Temporary Protected Status (TPS), which was granted in 2010, following a devastating earthquake in Haiti.
Many have been deported over the last several years for committing various crimes in this country. However, current Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorka has extended a ban on all deportations for Haitians under TPS, at least through November 2022.
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