A bill to make human sex with animals a crime in Iowa has failed to pass a crucial deadline in the legislature. The bill was drafted in response to an incident in Waterloo. Back in October, a 46-year-old man was found naked, hiding in a hayloft near a sheep. Robert Broderson was arrested and a test found the ewe had been sexually assaulted, but Broderson was only charged with trespassing and animal abuse, since there’s no Iowa law banning bestiality. Representative Chuck Larson of Cedar Rapids says legislators couldn’t agree on how such a law should be written, so the issue died because there was a Thursday deadline for committee action on bills.
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