Patrick L. Linn has pled guilty to burglary of a structure, sexual contact with an animal and resisting an officer without violence.
Linn was arrested in October, 2012 for trespassing, resisting an officer, burglary and a fourth charge listed as "conservation-animals,” that refers to sexual activities involving animals.
Linn had been arrested in 2010 in a similar incident and had faced 12 charges including six counts of burglary, five counts of animal cruelty and one count of resisting an officer without violence.
In that case he pled no contest to six counts of burglary, resisting arrest and cruelty to animals.
At that time several residents in the area had suspected someone was entering their animals’ stalls and harassing their male horses.
One owner set up a camera surveillance system which eventually caught Linn with the horses on two occasions prior to the 2010 arrest.
In that case he was sentenced to 25 months total in prison and given credit for time he had been incarcerated. In addition, he was to pay fines and court costs.
No probation was set after he served his 25 months.
In his latest plea he was adjudicated guilty and sentenced to 236 days in jail followed by 10 years probation.
According to court documents, Linn is to remain in jail until June 24 and then be transported to a Tampa psychoethical institute for evaluation and treatment.
He must comply with the Mentioning Achievement Project’s program, a non-profit organization that works with men and women who are either in prison, convicted felons, homeless, abused, elderly, sexual offenders and predators, and others.
Linn is not to have any contact with the victims, victims’ property or animals.