SAN ANTONIO, TX – On Tuesday, police arrested Jean Marie Bugoma, 24, after an investigation, which included the use of DNA evidence reportedly confirmed that he had sexually assaulted at least two horses since 2020.
On February 14 (Valentines Day), the owner of a horse stables, along with San Antonio police officers caught Burgoma inside the facility. He was also captured on surveillance video walking through the stables naked on June 22, 2020, according to court documents.
In that (June 22) incident, the owner noticed items out of place, a horse was out of its stall and two horses had sustained injuries. A veterinarian was called and determined that the horses were sexually and physically assaulted.
A similar incident occurred on Jan. 7, when multiple horses were found “hobbled,” meaning their legs were tied together, and the suspect again committed bestiality, the affidavit states.
DNA evidence was collected from one the horses, which reportedly matched that of Bugoma.
Bugoma has been charged with two counts of bestiality and one count of burglary. He is currently being held at the Bexar County Jail on $105,000 bond.
*Bugoma is a Haitian national. There are currently around 55,000 Haitians living in the United States under Temporary Protected Status (TPS), which was granted in 2010, following a devastating earthquake in Haiti.
Many have been deported over the last several years for committing various crimes in this country. However, current Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorka has extended a ban on all deportations for Haitians under TPS, at least through October 4, 2021.