January 9, 2011
SALEM, Ore. (AP) – A Jefferson woman has been sentenced to 30 days in jail and 60 months of supervised probation after pleading guilty to charges of sexual assault of an animal and criminal mistreatment.
The Statesman Journal reports that Rachel Petterson and her now ex-husband, Sam Petterson, were arrested in April after police found home video of them sexually assaulting dogs.
Marion County Judge Mary James ordered Petterson on Thursday to undergo a sex offender evaluation.
Deputies found video of the woman and dogs while investigating sex abuse and child pornography allegations against her husband.
He was charged with child pornography and was sentenced last year to 43 years in prison