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Man Admits to Bestiality and Child Molestation During Job Interview

Some people tend to overshare when they’re nervous. And what can be more nerve-racking than a job interview? That probably explains why a Somerton man recently decided to come clean during an interview for a position with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, The Arizona Republic reports.

When asked whether he had committed any unreported criminal acts, 22-year-old Cody Slaughter said that he’d had sex with various animals and molested a young child. He also admitted to a history of drug use. Border patrol agents were taken aback by the response, and called the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office.

The look on the interviewer’s face must have been priceless. Customs and Border Protection officials notified YCSO about the incident. When YCSO investigators questioned Slaughter about his confession, he reportedly confirmed that his previous statements were true, AZfamily.com reports.

Investigators executed a search warrant on Slaughter’s home and reportedly found evidence of the crimes he had discussed in the interview. Slaughter has been charged with three counts of bestiality and one count of sexual conduct with a minor.

Under Arizona’s criminal code, it’s illegal for a person to engage in oral sex, sexual intercourse, or any other sexual contact with an animal. It’s also illegal to aid someone in doing so. Bestiality is a class 6 felony. People convicted of bestiality may be required to undergo psychological assessment or attend counseling.

It probably goes without saying that Cody Slaughter wasn’t offered the position with U.S. Customs and Border Protection. If you have any information about the crimes Slaughter described in his interview, authorities ask you to contact the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office at 928-783-4427.

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