The Enumclaw horse sex case is an obscure crime story that also goes by the names, 2 guys, 1 horse, and the Mr. Hands video. Filmed on July 2, 2005, the video is basically what you are imagining right now. A guy, Kenneth Pinyan, has sex with a horse. He dies, and here is everything you didn’t want to know about the 2 guys, 1 horse sex tape.
>On July 2, 2005, Kenneth Pinyan, aka. His roommate and friend James Michael Tait filmed the ‘Mr. Hands video outside of a neighbor’s barn where he was having sex with a horse.
Pinyan, originally from Gig Harbor, Washington, was an engineer at Boeing where he worked in the aviation and aerospace industry.
Pinyan didn’t die right away, but it is believed he passed when he was dropped off at the hospital. In fact, when medics wheeled him into an examination room, they “realized he was dead.”
The King County Medical Examiner marked Kenneth Pinyan’s official cause of death as acute peritonitis because of perforation of the colon.
According to sepsis.org, when a GI tract is perforated, the “contents spill” into the abdomen, causing an infection.
With Kenneth Pinyan now deceased, police turn to his roommate Tait for an explanation. Police didn’t have to dig too hard to find evidence.
Pinyan, Tait, and an “unidentified” man named Greg Cooper, lived at the same farm-style residence in Enumclaw, Washington. They did not charge Cooper since he was not present on the video or for filming.
The horse from the video was the three men’s neighbor’s, and he was “shocked” when police showed him footage.
There was “no evidence of injury to the animal to support animal cruelty charges,” according to Dan Satterberg, the county’s prosecutor, thus the only charge that could be brought upon James Michael Tait was trespassing.
Tait pled guilty of entering a barn without the owner’s permission and was given a $300 fine and 8 hours of community service. He was also restricted from having any contact with his neighbors.
This may come as a surprise to many people, but before the Enumclaw horse sex case in 2005, bestiality was legal. Or at least technically legal.
Approved on February 11th, 2006 by a 36-0 vote, bestiality became a Class C Felony. Violaters could now be given 5 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
Videotaping sex acts with animals would bring on additional charges.
Tait’s minor fine and community service seemed like a slap on the wrist. However, the penalty today would be much harsher.
Apparently Tait didn't learn his lesson the first time and was later sentenced, along with 44-year-old barn owner Kenny Thomason, for violating the animal sex suppression laws.
Now on a Tennessee farm, Tait pleaded no contest in 2010 for the same crime and given 10 years probation. Police also found dozens of homemade video of Tait and others taking part in animal sex of all types.