A 21-year-old man has been arrested by authorities in Florida and charged with four counts of bestiality/sexual contact with an animal after he admitted to having sex with a horse, using condom.

Marion County Sheriff’s Office is reported as saying a certain woman witnessed Nicholas Anthony Sardo on October 16 committing the bestial act with the horse named ‘Jackie G’, in a pasture on a family member’s property three days prior to his arrest.

The Sheriff’s Office added that another woman had also seen Sardo who lives in Citra, having sex with the animal and confronted him. He admitted to the offence, just as he did to investigators.

The suspect is reported as having told detectives that he had had sex with ‘Jackie G’ four times during the course of a week.

The Sheriff’s Office later released a press statement and quoted Sardo as saying: “He used a condom each time because he didn’t want to get a disease from the horse.”

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Sardo who looks healthy and muscular with a hairy chest admitted to authorities that he knew the bestial act was wrong, but went ahead to commit it anyway, saying “he was a sick man”.

Reports say the horse belongs to one of Sardo’s family members and it is in their care, probably the reason he took advantage of his closeness to the animal to assault it.