Farmhand busted for having sex with miniature donkey namedDoodle claims Floridas bestiality laws are UNCONSTITUTIONAL Carlos R. Romero, 32, was charged in September with engaging in sexual activity involving an animal and animal cruelty His lawyers have asked a judge to declare Floridas laws involving sex with animals unconstitutional Romero reportedly admitted to cops that he becomes aroused when he sees animals in heatPUBLISHED: 15:04, 12 December 2012 | UPDATED: 15:19, 12 December 2012A Florida man accused of having sex with a miniature donkey in his care claimsthat state laws forbidding him from doing so are are a violation of hisconstitutional rights.Carlos R. Romero, 32, of Ocala, was arrested on September 14 and charged withengaging in sexual activity involving an animal and animal cruelty after policesaid he had sex with Doodle, a two-year-old miniature donkey in his care.But before his trial, Romeros lawyers have filed a measure in court urging ajudge to declare the state laws forbidding sex with animals unconstitutional.Busted: Attorneys for farmhand Carlos Romero are arguing that Floridas laws prohibiting sexwith animals are a violation of his constitutional rightsThe motion argues that the law encroaches on Romeros due process rights,according to the Ocala Star-Banner.
The paper reported that the Fourteenth Amendments Equal Protection Clause,which was the basis for the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case, hasbeen violated in Romeros case.The motion was filed on December 6.Romero was taken into custody at the Ocala farm where he was employed afterreportedly admitting to police that he becomes aroused when seeing animals inheat and mating.Crimes against donkey: Romero was jailed after admitting he had masturbated on Doodle,pictured, five or six timesWhen interviewed by police, Romero described in graphic detail his sexualencounter with Doodle, saying that he likes how the critters fur feels against hisprivates, according to the police report obtained by The Smoking Gun.He went on to say that he may have come in contact with the donkey byaccident and left his DNA - also by accident.Whos Doodles daddy? A custody hearing for Doodle has been delayed twice, and is now slatedfor December 21Romero also admitted that he masturbated with Doodle five or six times, but saidhe did not have sex with the critter because shes blooming into maturity, theStar-Banner reported.He added, according to the arrest report, that Florida is a backwards state andpeople frown on zoophilia here.The alleged incident that landed Romero behind bars took place on August 15,when Gerald James, who rents the farm in the 9100 block of NW 60th Avenuearrived at around 9:30pm to deliver a horse.
James told police that all the farm buildings were shrouded in darkness, but therewas light in the tac room.Through the window, James said he saw Romero up against the rear of thedonkey with his shirt off and his pants down and was apparently having sex withthe animal.He said Romero pulled away from the 21-month-old animal after he saw Jameslooking at him. He then pushed Doodle out the room and closed the door behindher.Romero was booked into the Marion County Jail on $2,000 bond. The miniaturedonkey was taken away by animal control officials.Since his arrest, Romero has spoken out about the incident, demanding thatDoodle - which he claims he paid $500 for - be returned to him.A custody hearing for Doodle has been delayed twice, and is now slated forDecember 21, according to the Star-Banner.Read more:Donkey-sex suspect Carlos R. Romeros lawyers challenge lawsconstitutionalityFlorida Farmhand Busted For Lewd Donkey ShowCarlos R. Romero, 31, accused of sex with miniature donkey,wants animal backBy THOMAS DURANTE and SNEJANA FARBEROV