05/14/2013

Chicago man arrested for sexually abusing peacock

The man was already being investigated for indecent solicitation of a child; he's in jail on $10k bond

By BJ Lutz
NBC Chicago

CHICAGO — A man from northwest suburban Roselle, in DuPage County, faces a charge of misdemeanor animal cruelty after police said he sexually abused his pet peacock.

David Beckman, 64, of the 600 block of East Devon Avenue, was charged with the crime after police learned the bird died while they were investigating Beckman about an alleged case of indecent solicitation of a child.

Court records confirmed Beckman faces three charges of harassment by telephone, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, two counts of marijuana possession, attempted indecent solicitation of a child, cruelty to animals, and two counts of battery.

Full Story: Police Say Man Sexually Abused His Peacock

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