Man arrested on dog-sex warrant |

Man arrested on dog-sex warrant

mesa county correspondent
Jason L. McRoberts

GRAND JUNCTION ” A man is accused of having sexual intercourse with his dog as a 7-year-old boy watched.

Jason L. McRoberts, 30, surrendered at the Mesa County Jail on Wednesday on warrant alleging obscenity ” the charge is a relatively minor class-six felony.

A Grand Junction police detective started working the case in July after receiving a possible abuse referral from a social services worker in Texas, according to the warrant.

The boy’s mother, who lives in Texas, told authorities there she’d caught the boy trying to have sex with her dog.

When she asked the boy about it, he allegedly said McRoberts “was doing it” to their dog in Grand Junction and “he needed to learn how to do it,” the affidavit said.

When interviewed by a specialist at a Texas children’s advocacy center, the boy explained McRoberts allegedly “made him watch” as he engaged in sexual intercourse with the pet ” a male dog named “JoJo.”

“Jason told (boy) that he needed to stay in the room and watch him and he also needs to learn how to do this,” the affidavit said.

The boy’s mother said her son was with McRoberts from August 2007 through Christmas, before returning to McRoberts’ home in January.

The affidavit alleges the act happened sometime between December 2007 and June 2008.

McRoberts was wanted on a separate arrest warrant for failure to appear on an indecent exposure charge, the affidavit said.

McRoberts was released from custody Wednesday after posting a $1,000 cash bond.

He’ll be formally charged next Thursday.

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