Tulsa, OK - A veterinary student who was videotaped engaging in sex with a horse got off. ... With probation after pleading guilty to sodomy charges in an Oklahoma court
Thomas Wilson, 28, was a veterinarian in training at the Legacy Equine Medical and Surgical Centre near Tulsa. According to court records, in September 2009, a co-
worker of Wilson's checking on the horses by live video feed saw Wilson probing a horse with his 'peniscope.' ... And that's unlawful in Oklahoma.
According to the arrest affidavit, the colleague confronted Wilson immediately after seeing him engaging in sex with one of the center's horses. Wilson reportedly responded, "I'm glad you caught me. I need help. "
The Oklahoma State Board of Medical Examiners investigated the incident and he was charged him with one count of sodomy. According to the OSCN, Wilson was arrested and released after posting a $ 100,000 cash bond. Sodomy is punishable by up to 10 years in prison in Oklahoma.
After the incident but before his arrest, Wilson participated in a graduation ceremony of his veterinary school, Oklahoma State University. While speaking at the event, Wilson reportedly told attendees that he practiced, "the quality medicine and compassionate care that the OSU veterinary center taught me."
Wilson eventually waived his right to a trial. In accordance with a plea agreement, a five-year suspended sentence was imposed and Wilson was ordered to register as a sex offender. District Judge Bill Musseman also ordered Wilson to perform 80 hours of community service.
"... And I don't want to hear of any more horseplay, young man!"