HENRICO COUNTY, Va. – Two arrests were made after a home in the 2900 block of Kenwood Avenue in Lakeside was searched Nov. 1 for child pornography and crimes against nature.
Craig Knox, 36, faces multiple charges in Pennsylvania, including rape of a child. Police showed up to deliver the warrant for his arrest and also investigated his roommate, Stephen Matthew Taylor.
Taylor, 27, was charged eight days later, for animal cruelty and bestiality.
Numerous digital devices and eight Rottweiler dogs were seized, according to the warrant. Multiple images of bestiality with Rottweiler dogs were discovered on the devices.
Warning: Graphic details from the court document are listed below.
Taylor admitted to an officer that he performed oral sex on one of the dogs.
Knox, also admitted to police that Taylor knew he was having sexual contact with the dogs, according to the warrant. Knox told police that he “they talked about having sexual contact with the dogs.”
A dog on the property was examined by a veterinarian and found to have an infection in its penis, anal glands, and rectum.
Knox has not been charged with animal cruelty. He faces child pornography charges in Pennsylvania and is awaiting extradition.
The criminal charges against Taylor occurred over a three-year period, starting in January 2013, according to the warrant.
Taylor will appear in court on December 20.
The dogs have been impounded by police.