A man accused of operating a crude compound near Sumas where people engaged in sexual acts with animals is tied to cases in four court systems in two countries.
Federal agents arrested Douglas Spink at a Whatcom County compound on Reese Hill Road on April 14. They also seized videotapes of a British man, Stephen Clarke, engaged in sexual acts with dogs Spink owned.
The Whatcom Humane Society seized seven dogs, four horses and several mice. The dogs and horses are the subject of a custody dispute currently proceeding in Whatcom County Superior and District courts; the mice had to be euthanized.
Spink has not been charged with animal cruelty, although the Whatcom County Sheriff's Office has completed its investigation to determine if he violated state animal-cruelty statutes, Sheriff Bill Elfo said.
The case has been sent to Whatcom County Prosecutor Dave McEachran, who's reviewing it to decide if Spink should be charged.
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