Aurora couple accused of having sex with dog, face animal cruelty charges

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AURORA | An Aurora couple is facing animal cruelty charges after police say they had sex with a dog multiple times inside their Aurora motor home.

Fredrick Manzanares, 50, and Janette Solano, 48, are each facing four misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals, according to state records. Each is due in court next month for a pre-trial readiness conference.

A 16-page arrest affidavit filed against Manzanares details a series of sex acts with a Siberian Hound named Bubba at the couple’s home 4557 S. Fairplay Court. Solano told investigators Manzanares pressured her into having sex with the animal, acts he often recorded. She told investigators Manzanares also participated and was active on bestiality forums online.

Police wanted to charge Manzanares with several more-serious crimes, including sex assault, kidnapping and burglary, according to the affidavit. A spokeswoman for the Arapahoe County district attorney’s office said prosecutors couldn’t comment on why they opted for different charges in Manzanares’ case because charges are still pending.

The affidavit said the bulk of the crimes happened from summer 2016 until spring 2017 when Solano reported them to police.