A Curwensville woman who committed lewd acts with a dog was sentenced to 90 days to one year in the Clearfield County Jail by Judge Paul Cherry yesterday at sentencing court held at the Clearfield County Courthouse.
Rachael A. Harris, 20, of Clearfield agreed to plead guilty four counts of misdemeanor one obscene material, and eight counts of summary cruelty to animals.
Harris and her husband, Corey D. Harris, 24, produced an obscene video with a dog.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, on Nov. 28, 2015, the sister of Corey Harris turned a camera containing videos over to the Clearfield County SCPA. She said the camera was owned by Rachael and Corey Harris, and her brother used the camera to record his wife performing sex acts with the dog.
The camera was turned over to the state police and four videos were found on the camera.
“This is sick,” Cherry said. “You need help! — Big Time!”
It was an open plea meaning the commonwealth and the defense could not agree on a sentence, leaving it up to the discretion of Cherry.
Her attorney Douglas Campbell of the county public defender office had asked Cherry to sentence her in the 30-day range as her husband Corey Harris was. Campbell also said his client has a full-time job.
Earlier this month Corey Harris pleaded guilty to four counts of conspiracy–produce/present/direct obscene performance, which are misdemeanors of the first degree; four counts of misdemeanor produce/present/direct obscene performance and three counts of animal cruelty, which are summary offenses.
In addition to the jail time, Rachael Harris was sentenced to four years of consecutive probation, ordered to undergo mental health counseling, abstain from alcohol and drugs, perform 100 hours of community service and was fined a total of $1,400 plus court costs by Cherry. She is also prohibited from owning any animal or have a job that works with animals.
During the hearing, Rachael Harris was soft-spoken and was barely audible when she answered Cherry’s questions. She did not give a statement to the court.