Man pleads guilty to having sexual contact with wife’s dog, was mad wife paid more attention to dog than him


John Edward Medley

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GENEVA, Ala. – A man accused of having sexual contact with his wife’s dog has pleaded guilty to bestiality. That’s according to our news partners at

John Edward Medley, 40, will serve 12 months in jail for a sentence that will begin on January 8. He will also serve two years of unsupervised probation following his sentence and pay court fees and restitution.

According to the report, Circuit Court Judge William Filmore also banned Medley from owning any animals.

Medley was first arrested in June. At that time, Geneva Police Captain Ricky Morgan reported that Medley sexually assaulted the Shih Tzu named Buster because he was mad his wife paid more attention to the dog than him.

“(His wife) actually thought he was having an affair with another woman and hid a recording device. She learned he was in fact molesting the dog,” he said.

Geneva County District Attorney Kirke Adams has said there was no evidence Medley had sexual intercourse with the dog.

The report shows Medley and his wife have reconciled, and the dog is now living in a new home.

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