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Man arrested for sexually assaulting a chicken

A Clinch County man is facing a felony bestiality charge after being caught on video having sex with a chicken.

Reinaldo Pineda, 69, of a Chester Mattox Road address, was charged with bestiality on Tuesday, March 17, by the Clinch County Sheriff’s Department. Three days later, on Friday, March 20, Pineda was also charged with making terroristic threats. 

Reinaldo Pineda

According to Clinch County Sheriff’s Department Investigator James Smith, a security camera video shows Pineda having sexual intercourse with a chicken on February 26, 2020. Smith said he has confirmed the man sexually assaulting the chicken in the video was Pineda. 

The terroristic threats charge comes from another video, where  Pineda was threatening others, to “shoot them all like dogs,” and then shoot himself.  

Pineda made bond on the bestiality charge on March 17, but after being arrested on the terroristic threats charge, is being held with no bond. He is currently in the Coffee County Jail.


  1. Debbie Mosier on March 27, 2020 at 11:26 am

    As a mother and grandmother, it’s absolutely ridiculous that this story was placed on the front page and in such a large place of prominence. Newspapers are used by teachers and parents alike as a form of education. Children of all ages are reading this trash. How did you explain this situation to your children, Mr. Robbins? Fortunately, my 10-year old granddaughter lives in another town and wouldn’t see this. Children are going through enough trauma in today’s world thinking that we all may die any day. Let’s let them keep al little bit of innocence for as long as they can. And by the way, someone in the media got ahold of this earlier in the week and tweeted the whole front page. South Georgia is really getting it on Twitter all over the world. Thanks a lot for the recognition! Let’s use some common sense and a sense of decorum instead of just trying to beat The National Inquirer in sales.

    • Ellen Corley on March 27, 2020 at 10:26 pm

      This man should have his “junk” cut off so that this doesn’t ever happen again! God have mercy upon his soul. This type of depravity should not be swept under the carpet but dealt with and punisment executed swiftly. The punishment should fit the crime; cut off his junk and he can never do this again.

      • Laurie on April 9, 2020 at 12:11 am

        What a sick pos! Hang him!

    • Ms. Kona007 on May 29, 2020 at 1:57 am

      Maybe Debbie as a Mother & grandmother, read a book to your granddaughter a Nursery Story for four year olds! Or sing on the phone It’s a Small World after all. Hiding the Animal Cruelty from your grandchild isn’t the answer! I’m happy this made the Front Pages. Cancel your Subscription even better as there is more danger with Trump as President for your 10 year old granddaughter to see with “Grab ’em by the PuXXY” even caught with a video of Trump telling an innocent 11 year old that he would date her in 10 years! Maybe you could explain DJT to her as the most racist, Narcissistic Pres. that has lost his mind or tell her mother to turn off all Tweets, Fox News the nightly News & Facebook then take the kid’s cell phone away as an extra measure. Take away the Cable & homes chool yourself so she won’t find out what the real world is ’bout? Most teachers don’t use newspapers to teach school children so hide the newspaper or throw it in the trash. Order 700 Club Subscription to hear God’s News from Trump’s EvilAngelica’s even better!

    • Kristin on June 30, 2020 at 1:40 am

      Ms Mosier I cannot agree with you more. This sexualization in media is sickening- and one does not have “Sexual Intercourse” with an animal- it ABUSES it. There is no “sex”. There are several things wrong with the article- not to mention it’s placement in the news sites and papers. Thank you for opposing this practice- you are NOT alone.

      • Sara L on October 18, 2022 at 6:14 pm

        Im glad children are seeing this. Everyone should know how sick and twisted the world is. These crimes should be an automatic life in prison. Only the evilest of the evil would hurt an animal.

    • Ian on October 20, 2020 at 7:20 am

      I think this man is disgusting and should be kept in jail nothing good is going to come out of this man. As far as the comment on it should not be on the front page it should be on the front page and in bolt letters people out there need to know who this guy is right now it’s chickens next it could be worse. I think it should be posted everywhere. The news paper should never be used for education. That’s why there are text books.

  2. Editor on March 27, 2020 at 2:36 pm

    We address this topic on our Behind The News podcast this week. Take a listen at the 17:56 mark:

  3. Debbie Mosier on March 28, 2020 at 1:09 pm

    I have to admit, this was my first time listening to the podcast, but not my last. I understand the newsworthy issues of the chicken story, but and the need and obligation to provide unbiased news to the community. That one fact, is why The Lanier Advocate is my only local newspaper now. I appreciate your ability to keep the news – news, and not toss in opinions. BUT, (you knew that was coming), the front page? Geez guys!

    • Debbie Mosier on March 28, 2020 at 1:15 pm

      The prior comment has several sentences that were “cut off” when I hit Submit, so it doesn’t quite make sense. What I was saying was that I understand the newsworthy issues of the chicken story, but the front page? And I understand and appreciate the need and obligation to provide unbiased news to the community.
      The rest is intact… Thanks, Debbie

  4. Dianne Iler on March 31, 2020 at 8:01 pm

    I completely understand the points being made about it being on the front page BUT I also believe that the point of this is that this is a worst of the worst type of monster because I believe that if he will have sex with a chicken then he will do the same to a child or any poor unwilling person or thing and that is terrifying to me & I’m sure many others. Then he makes terroristic threats! He’s a monster & people should see his face. Just my opinion but let’s hope they keep him locked away & throw away the key!

  5. Bonnie Keith on April 3, 2020 at 8:10 pm

    Now I have seen and heard it all! Omg! This just takes the cake! Why on God’s green earth would someone want to sexually assault a poor defenseless chicken?! How stupud!

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