Police arrest man for sexually assaulting beaver in Columbia Park

KENNEWICK, Wash.-- A man has been arrested for animal cruelty after a woman said she witnessed him sexually assaulting a beaver in Columbia Park late Monday night.

The woman said she saw someone run the animal over with a car and then tried to help it by wrapping it in a towel before going home to get a container to put it in. 

The woman claims she returned to the site about 30 minutes later and found a man on top of the beaver with his pants unzipped.

The witness then called police to report the incident.

When officers arrived, they arrested 35-year old Richard Delp, who was also found to be in possession of suspected methamphetamine.

He is facing charges of animal cruelty and possession of a methamphetamine.

The witness said the beaver did not survive.




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