NEAR EDINBURG — Deputies arrested a 45-year-old man last week they said broke his leg while trying to perform a sex act with a horse.
Cirilo Castillo Jr., of Alamo, faced trespassing charges in the Feb. 17 incident where he was found hurt inside a barn in the 6000 block of Alberta Road after a horse had kicked him, Hidalgo County sheriff’s spokesman J.P. Rodriguez said.
Deputies met with the barn’s owner who told them she went to the barn to feed her horses when she discovered Castillo injured on the ground in one of the horse stables, Rodriguez said.
Castillo told investigators that a car struck him on the roadway and he had crawled to the barn for shelter. He was transported to the hospital for treatment and arrested June 2 on an active warrant for the incident. The next day, Justice of the Peace Charlie Espinoza formally charged Castillo and set his bond at $1,000.
Castillo had previously been arrested and told to stay away from the barn and horses, Rodriguez said.
In September 2013, Castillo received five years probation on a cruelty to animals charge after he tied a horse named India to her corral in the same barn and performed oral and vaginal sex on her, according to a criminal complaint.
Security cameras, set up by the barn’s owner, caught Castillo performing the acts as the horse attempted to move away from him despite being tied to her corral, records show.
The horse in the latest incident is not the same one, Rodriguez said.
He also had a 270-day jail sentence on a public lewdness charge in September 2012 following another incident with a horse, according to court records.
If convicted of the recent trespassing charge, a Class B misdemeanor, he could face up to 180 days in jail and a $2,000 fine.