Somerton man arrested for molestation and bestiality set free

Somerton man arrested for molestation and bestiality set free

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Somerton, AZ- 22 Year Old Cody Slaughter is a free man today after a video court session in San Luis, Arizona.

Judge Jorge Lazano says the County Attorney's Office has reviewed slaughters case and as of today they have not filed any criminal charges against him.

"The County Attorney's Office is doing some follow up investigations on this case. Because no complaint has been filed he must be released. According to the rules of criminal procedure," says Judge Jorge Lazano, Yuma County Justice Court.

YCSO says they were contacted by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection in reference to possible criminal activity disclosed by Slaughter during a pre-employment screening.

They say he admitted to molesting a 2-year old girl, 8-years ago, along with having sex with several animals They say slaughter also admitted to having a history of drug use.

YCSO searched his home on the 3,600 Block of West Sun Street in Somerton last Thursday. They report they found evidence supporting Slaughter's admissions. They say the bestiality had been spanning from 2004- until present.

If the state wishes to pursue a misdemeanor charge they have up to a year to file the charge according to Judge Lazano. He says they may have up to 7years and or an unlimited amount of time for some of the other charges.

If anything is filed they will notify Slaughter to appear in court.

Anyone with information concerning this investigation is asked to call the Yuma County Sheriff's office.

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