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Registered sexual predator arrested on bestiality charges

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Updated: 7/30/2013 1:56 pm
ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- A registered sexual predator living in St. Johns County is arrested on charges he had sex with his neighbors dog.

St. Johns County Sheriff's deputies arrested 52-year-old James Lee Lyons after his neighbor complained to detectives that Lyons sexually abused his dog.

The neighbor says he let two of his dogs out Monday afternoon before a thunderstorm. The neighbor says one dog returned the other did not. The neighbor says he searched all over for the dog but couldn't find it.

The neighbor says he later saw Lyons carrying his dog. The neighbor told police he asked Lyons where he found the dog. Lyons reportedly told the neighbor he found the dog in the shed. The neighbor questioned that story because he says he had already checked that location.

The neighbor says he noticed the dog acting withdrawn, as well as injuries to the dogs rectum and vulva.

The neighbor called Animal Control. Animal Control officials urged the man to take the dog to the vet. 

Special Victim's detectives were then called in to investigate. 

They arrested Lyons Friday morning on charges of animal cruelty and sexual activity involving an animal.

Lyons was previously arrested in 1998 on charges of attempted sexual battery on a child, and a sexual act with a child while in a familial role.

In that case Lyons made a plea deal and was sentenced to just over 13 years. He was released two years ago in June and had to register as a sexual predator.

Lyons bonded out of jail on Friday.
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kevens - 8/2/2013 2:01 PM
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this is a funny take on this guys story http://oddcrime.com/2013/07/florida-man-arrested-for-having-sexual-relations-with-his-neighbors-dog/

da90802 - 7/30/2013 2:04 PM
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Do not waste another dollar feeding this man and trying to rehabilitate him. Take him to an empty cornfield and shoot him like the defunct animal he is.

Dollface - 7/30/2013 12:44 PM
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See Spot run

Dollface - 7/30/2013 12:43 PM
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The Author managed to say 'The neighbor' 8 times in this short article!

Firstname Last - 7/30/2013 12:21 PM
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Please give this man what he is asking for. He wants the public to put him down as he is unfit for society. It will be cheaper in the long run.

Karen smith - 7/27/2013 9:50 AM
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Sick! Sick! Sick! Lock him up forever before he rapes someone's child.

Karen smith - 7/27/2013 9:49 AM
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Sick! Sick! Sick! Lock him up forever before he rapes someone's child.

wishmistress - 7/27/2013 4:13 AM
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@Grammy....."Lyons was previously arrested in 1998 on charges of attempted sexual battery on a child, and a sexual act with a child while in a familial role. In that case Lyons made a plea deal and was sentenced to just over 13 years. He was released two years ago in June and had to register as a sexual predator." I guess what they are waiting for is another tragedy. What a pathetic POS!

GrammyBoomFire - 7/27/2013 12:26 AM
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This is one of the sickest things I have ever heard of .... If this man will do this to an animal, he would hesitate to do the same to a child .... Hope he goes away for LIFE ...

murphette88 - 7/26/2013 9:12 PM
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That makes me want to vomit...
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