• Twitter
  • Facebook
News-Sentinel.com Your Town. Your Voice.
Opening Arguments

For the birds

For your "It takes all kinds" file:

HAMMOND, Ind. - A man whose animal cruelty conviction led Indiana lawmakers to pass a law making sexual relations with animals a crime faces another charge of sexually abusing an animal.

Forty-two-year-old Michael C. Bessigano was arrested Friday at his Lake County home on charges of bestiality and two other felony counts.

The Times of Munster reports prosecutors allege Bessigano sexually abused and killed a guinea fowl at a Lowell park.

Bessigano served more than four years in prison for a 2002 animal cruelty conviction for having sex with a chicken and killing it.

Well, noboby can say he hasn't made his mark in the world. Imagine, arrested for violating a law his actions had caused to create the law! And such a specific form of bestiality - birds only. And then he kills them. Getting rid of the witnesses?