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Tipster helps with arrest of man accused of bestiality

Posted April 19, 2013

— 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.


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  • cocker_mom Apr 19, 2013

    it is quite possible that the shelter didn't know. they may have terminated him because of budget cuts or performance - but he may have been okay to volunteer. Of course in hindsight,no. But I am sure he was NOT terminated for abusing animals and then allowed to return...

  • STRAWBERRY LETTER 23 Apr 19, 2013


    I'm glad the tipster told, too. He may have saved other poor dogs from this mans......I don't even know how to complete that sentence!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  • STRAWBERRY LETTER 23 Apr 19, 2013

    He was allowed to continue volunteering after his termination.

    WHAT does that mean? It tells me nothing. WHERE was he allowed to continue volunteering? Surely not at the animal shelter.

    I usually have a LOT to say about animal cruelty (which this is) but honestly, I am not sure what to say on this one!


  • caryzoo Apr 19, 2013

    Thank you, who ever you are. This guy is sick and needs to be kept in confinement for the rest of his life. Again, thanks.

  • djofraleigh Apr 19, 2013

    How did the tipster get to the site to see this? There's more to this story, but I'm glad the tipster told.

  • BKind21Another Apr 19, 2013

    I don't think there are words. enough said.