Police arrest Merced County man accused of sexually assaulting animals, and animal cruelty

A Los Banos man is being accused of sexually assaulting animals and animal cruelty according to jail records.

“Officers responded to the 1500 block of West “I” Street at around 8:22 Thursday night after receiving a call from a resident at the home, all I can release at this time is that 47-year-old Martin Eugene Irwin was arrested on those charges”, Los Banos Police Commander Ray Reyna told Merced Golden Wire News.

No further details could be released regarding this arrest, it remains under investigation, Commander Reyna said.

Irwin was booked on a $5,200 bond according to jail records. It remains unknown if he bailed out at the time of this post.

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