FLORIDA — Marion County Sheriff’s Office Detective Steve Juliano arrested 21-year old Citra resident Nicholas Anthony Sardo for having sex with a miniature male pony named Jackie G. Several witnesses came forward and reported this activity, and Sardo confessed to the crime.
On October 16, 2018, a witness came forward and reported to Detective Juliano that she had witnessed Sardo having sex with Jackie G in a pasture on a family member’s property three days earlier. Another witness came forward saying she saw it as well, and she approached Sardo about what she had seen. Sardo immediately admitted to her that he had sex with the horse and also gave the same admission to Detective Juliano. Sardo added that he had sex with the horse four times during the course of a week, and that he used a condom each time because he didn’t want to get a disease from the horse. Additionally, Sardo told Detective Juliano that he knew he was wrong for what he did and that he was a sick man.
Sardo was arrested and charged with four counts of Bestiality/Sexual Contact with an Animal, and he’s currently being held in the Marion County Jail. One of Sardo’s family members is the owner of the horse and the horse is currently under their care. Stipulations of Sardo’s future contact with the horse could be determined by a judge in the near future.