A perverted and mentally ill man in Indiana who's been convicted multiple times for sexually abusing animals is now asking for a release from prison, in return for a chemical castration.
47 year old Michael Bessigano filed the official court paperwork this week asking for his release from a prison sentence for violating conditions of his parole after a 2009 conviction of obscenity with animals.
Bessigano has a long history of bestiality and having perverted sex with and harming animals which date back to 1993. His first charge in 1993 was over him breaking into a barn and killing a dog.
In 2009 he was arrested and eventually convicted for downloading bestiality pornography, in which he was sentenced to 33 months in federal prison.
In 2013 he was arrested after police say that he was caught in the act of having sex with a Guinea Fowl, and he served a brief stint of less than a year for that charge.
One year later in 2014, he was arrested for stealing a bird, in which he claims he was in love with the animal, although the only charge prosecutors could prove was the theft since he was never caught in the act.
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Jennifer Soble, who is Bessigano’s defense attorney, says that his conduct is purely “motivated by sexual desire, not by sadism or any desire to hurt animals.”
If the courts accept his deal, in exchange for his release, Bessigano will then undergo a therapy and monthly injections of a testosterone-reducing drug, Depo-Lupron.
This process is known as a chemical castration, which will in theory prevent Bessigano from not only having sex but having the desires to do so.
According to official court documents, Bessigano has already been evaluated by Dr. Fred Berlin, an associate professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore and attending physician at Johns Hopkins Hospital, who ultimately recommended the course of supervised injections over more prison time, according to court documents.
The Department of Corrections says that until a decision is made Bessigano will remain at Westville Correctional Center in LaPorte County.
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