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Dickinson police investigate apparent sexual assault of horse

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DICKINSON - A horse on a farm east of Dickinson was recovering Friday from an apparent sexual assault, an illegal act ranchers suggest happens all too often in this area, but rarely gets reported.

When Rex Cook saw his son-in-law's horse Jan. 17, he knew something was wrong with her. He phoned the Stark County Sheriff's Office which responded.

"It seemed like it was kind of doped or sedated the following day around noon," said SCSO Capt. Dean Franchuk.

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