Nolene Renee Horn Biography
Nolene Renee Horn Wiki
Nolene Renee Horn, a former elementary school teacher, and Christopher S. Jones from Kentucky face possible prison sentences for engaging in s*xual activity with a dog. It is the first such case since the state officially banned bestiality in 2019, according to the attorney general’s office.
The Attorney General Described the Crime as ‘Heinous & Obscene’
Horn, 44, and Jones, 50, were charged with having s*xual contact with a dog on Nov.3, 2019, according to court documents cited by Fox19 News. The incident took place in Mason County, which is in the northeast part of the state along the Ohio border.
The attorney general’s office did not provide information on how Horn and Jones’ actions were discovered or reveal specific details about the crime. In a press release, the attorney general’s office explained that “the Maysville Police Department investigated the case and the Boone County Sheriff’s Office provided forensic support.” The state’s Office of Special Prosecutions handled the case.
A Mason County grand jury indicted Horn and Jones on June 10, 2020, on two counts each and warrants were issued for their arrest. In announcing the indictment for s*x crimes against an animal and animal torture, Cameron described the charges as “heinous and obscene” and that “they cannot go unpunished.”
Jones and Horn have pleaded guilty to the charges, the attorney general’s office announced in a Nov. 24 news release. Sentencing was scheduled for February 22, 2021, according to records on the Kentucky Court of Justice website.
Horn Was an Elementary School Teacher
Horn, who resides in Bracken County, previously worked as an elementary school teacher. According to the website for the state’s Professional Educational Standards Board, he worked at Charles Straub Elementary School. The school is part of the Mason County School District.
Heavy approached the district superintendent, Rick Ross. He confirmed by email that Horn had previously worked at the school, but had “resigned last year.” Ross said his resignation letter did not include a specific reason why he was leaving his teaching position.
Ross told Heavy that he began his tenure at Mason County Schools in 2013 and that Horn was already working at Straub Elementary when he arrived. He said he could provide more specific information on how long Horn had been employed in the district and his exact date of resignation after Thanksgiving break. This post will be updated once Heavy receives that information.
S*x Between Humans & Animals Was Outlawed in Kentucky in 2019
S*x crimes against an animal carry a potential penalty of between 1 and 5 years behind bars, the Courier-Journal reported. Convicted criminals are also prohibited from owning or living with animals and may not “work or volunteer in a place where the person has unsupervised access to animals for a minimum of five (5) years after completing the sentence imposed.” according to the language of the law. Counseling is also required.
According to the Animal Legal Defense Fund, there are now only four states that do not have written laws that explicitly address the s*xual assault of animals: West Virginia, New Mexico, Wyoming, and Hawaii. The fund notes that in those states, a similar crime would be handled as an animal cruelty case.