SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark. – An Arkansas man is accused of having sex with a family’s pet donkey on multiple occasions, authorities say.

Law enforcement officials know that people having sex with animals isn’t unheard of. But the cases rarely make headline news. After all, the mental image is something most people want to avoid.

But it’s making headline news today!

Everett Lee Compton, 49, faces charges of bestiality, criminal trespassing and cruelty to animals following his arrest in Siloam Springs on July 16, reported Fox 16.

Investigators say the donkey’s owners, Emert and Joyce Whitaker, told officers that they’d had issues with trespassers harassing their pet donkeys over the past three years.

The problem got so bad that Emert Whitaker posted several “No Trespassing” and “Do Not Feed Animals” signs around the property. Finally, he also placed a game camera in a field south of his house where the female donkeys are kept.

As a result, the camera captured images of a man coming onto the Whitakers’ property early on May 27 and June 4. The pictures show the man placing a bag over a donkey’s head, then getting behind the donkey and placing his pelvis against the rear of the animal, according to court documents.

More images were captured early on July 5 and July 6. These showed the same man feeding the donkeys from bags that appeared to be bread bags before approaching the animals from behind and placing his pelvis against them (you can use your imagination from there).

According to a crime report, an officer arrived at the Whitaker’s property and found Compton hiding in the bushes, reported KHBS.

The perverted man initially claimed he was simply feeding carrots to the donkeys. He denied engaging in sexual activity with them.

When told about the surveillance footage, he amended his story.

Compton reportedly said he smoked a lot of marijuana and claimed the drug made him do “sick things.” He also promised the officer that he would get help if he was not charged with violating the pet donkey.

“That is terrible,” said a woman who heard the story. “Ugh, that is just wrong on so many levels.”

Compton is charged with 4 counts of Bestiality, a Class A Misdemeanor; 4 counts of Criminal Trespassing, a Class B Misdemeanor; and 5 counts of the Offense of Cruelty to Animals.

Finally, perhaps the man infatuated with a pet donkey should give up the locoweed if it causes him to act this way. Just a thought!

(Photo: Benton County Detention Center)