Tipster helps with arrest of man accused of bestiality
Posted April 19, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — A tip from a concerned citizen led to the arrest Thursday of a Zebulon man accused of bestiality, according to a search warrant.
Seadon Collin Etienne Henrich, 21, of 6717 Steves Drive in Zebulon, was arrested Thursday on four counts of crime against nature and three counts of felony dissemination of obscenity. He remained jailed Friday under a $70,000 bond.
Authorities said Henrich, a volunteer and former employee of the Wake County Animal Center, engaged in sex acts with animals between May 2011 and November 2012, and posted photos and videos of the acts on a website.
According to the warrant, the tipster sent an email to the Wake County Sheriff’s Office on April 1 stating his concern that someone was sexually abusing animals at a local shelter. The email linked to the website where investigators found the photos and videos.
The website showed the profile of the poster as a male with a birthdate of April 24, 1991, who lived in “Somewhere, NC.”
Authorities said they forwarded the link to Animal Control officials, who were able to identify the dogs and the suspect.
Henrich started out as a volunteer at the shelter in May 2011, was hired and later terminated, according to the warrant. He was allowed to continue volunteering after his termination.