Bestiality case sent to grand jury

WOODSTOCK – The case of a woman charged with three offenses arising from accusations that she had sexual intercourse with a dog was sent Friday to a grand jury for possible indictments.

The defendant, Jordan Elsie Henderson, formerly of Mount Jackson, waived her right to a preliminary hearing in Shenandoah County General District Court.

Henderson, who has been out on $10,000 unsecured bond since her arrest in July, is facing charges of committing a crime against nature, animal cruelty and producing obscene material.

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Kristen Zalenski said she had no objection to a request by Henderson to leave the state and visit her family in North Carolina while waiting for the case to be submitted to a grand jury in Circuit Court.

Judge Amy Tisinger granted the request.

“We will give you the authority to travel to North Carolina for the purpose of visiting family,” Tisinger told Henderson.

Henderson, who now lives in Lynchburg, was arrested by Shenandoah County deputies during an investigation into internet videos depicting bestiality. The investigation had begun in 2014 in Prince William and Fairfax counties, where detectives found a video of a woman having sex with a dog.

The detectives, who identified Henderson as the woman in the video, executed a search warrant at her Mount Jackson home where they say they found items that appeared in the same video. The items included a black mask with a diamond stud.

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