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Sheep sodomy appeal

A Michigan man who pleaded no contest to a sodomy charge involving a sheep says he should not be registered as a sex offender. Jeffrey Haynes, 42, said the state registry is intended to keep track of people who have committed crimes against humans. "The prosecutor is being real hard on me for what I did," Haynes said. "But I should not be treated as a child molester." Police said Haynes had sex with a sheep at a Bedford Township farm on Jan. 26 last year. The animal's owner caught him on the property and the sheep was found injured. Calhoun County Circuit Court Judge Conrad Sindt told Haynes at his sentencing hearing on Monday that once he is released from prison, he must register with the Michigan State Police Public Sex Offender Registry.

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