Dog sex tapes lead to arrest, charges
Woman's son reports finding graphic videos.

By Johnny Johnson and John David Sutter Modified: February 13, 2009 at 4:34 pm •  Published: June 26, 2008
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/> It appears as though Diane Whalen was attempting to sell the videos over the Internet, according to the affidavit.

Bryan Whalen turned in more than 200 pieces of evidence from the home. After subsequent searchers of the home, authorities found 193 CD-ROMs and DVDs, 67 VHS tapes, 12 cassette tapes, two floppy discs, two computer flash drives and one photo album showing the sex acts, according to the document. Bryan Whalen also turned in a tripod and video lighting equipment, and it appears the videos were shot at Diane Whalen's home, according to the affidavit.

The affidavit says Diane Whalen is shown on the tapes engaging in sexual acts with dogs.

The affidavit alleges Diane Whalen was selling the videos through e-mails and instant messages.

Two members of the Whalen family contacted Wednesday declined to comment for this story.

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What will happen to dogs?
Capt. John Bowman said the Tulsa County sheriff's office is asking that the three dogs — a Labrador, a blue heeler and a mixed breed — be euthanized. The dogs currently are being held at the Tulsa Animal Shelter.

An animal rights group opposes that decision. Christy Counts, president of the Central Oklahoma Humane Society, said she thinks the dogs could be rehabilitated.

"If the animals aren't suffering, absolutely they shouldn't be euthanized. They should be put with a reputable organization” and given a new home, Counts said.

While working at Oklahoma City's animal shelter, Counts said she came across one bestiality case. The dog ran away from its new home because it became so distrusting of people after the incident, she said.

"That dog was so emotionally shattered,” she said. "It's so anti-nature.”

He said he understands the argument for trying to save the lives of animals who have been taken advantage of, but from a public safety point, he said he didn't know whether these dogs could be saved. "These animals are sexually aggressive,” he said.

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