August 25, 2021  |  03:02 pm

A Slidell-area man has been arrested after it was discovered he engaged in sexually abusive behavior with animals.

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested Kenneth Ord Starling (DOB 6/27/1969) Wednesday (August 25) on 32 counts of Sexual Abuse of Animals.

Detectives began investigating Starling after a complaint was made into his possible inappropriate behavior involving animals. 

A search warrant executed at his Victoria Way residence resulted in the discovery of numerous images and videos of animals being sexually abused. 

While being interviewed by STPSO detectives, Starling admitted to engaging in sexual intercourse with two of his dogs. 

He has been booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail, and St. Tammany Parish Animal Control has taken possession of the animals that were at Starling’s residence, at the time of his arrest.

“As a dog owner myself I find this behavior unthinkable and very disturbing,” Sheriff Randy Smith said.