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MUNSON – The three Munson men accused of having sexual intercourse with farm animals have agreed to plead guilty.
Terry J. Wallace, 41, Matthew J. Brubaker, 33, and Marc T. Measnikoff, 35, were arrested by Clearfield-based state police back on Aug. 18, 2018.
Wallace, Brubaker and Measnikoff were charged with one felony count each of endangering the welfare of children and corruption of minors.
The men were also charged with 1,460 misdemeanor counts of sexual intercourse with an animal and 1,460 summary counts of cruelty to animals.
Online court documents indicate all three men have negotiated plea agreements. Wallace, Brubaker and Measnikoff will appear for sentencing April 23 before Judge Paul Cherry.
Their arrests stemmed from an ongoing investigation into reports of abuse and the execution of a search warrant, according to the affidavit of probable cause.
The search warrant was for the seizure of electronic devices that were used to photograph, film and store evidence of the sexual abuse of the animals at a “makeshift farm” in Munson.
During a Child Advocate interview, a minor related to authorities that he’d been living at the farm property for the last four or five years.
He said he was regularly exposed to Wallace, Brubaker and Measnikoff, who were having sexual intercourse with horses, dogs, a cow and a goat on a daily basis.
According to the minor, living conditions were “deplorable.” He had to collect rain water to shower, there was a very limited food supply and there was neither electricity nor bathrooms.
On Aug. 18, state police executed a search warrant, at which time Wallace, Brubaker and Measnikoff were taken into custody.
In interviews with state police, both Brubaker and Measnikoff allegedly admitted to committing the crimes over the past several years.
Brubaker also incriminated the other two men. Measnikoff, however, declined to respond to questions regarding Brubaker and Wallace.