Government & Politics

Missouri Baptist leader arrested for allegedly seeking sex with a dog

Jerry Hill
Jerry Hill

A Missouri Baptist organization will find a new executive following the arrest of Jerald “Jerry” Hill on charges of soliciting sex with an animal, its board chair said Thursday.

According to the Columbia Daily Tribune, an undercover investigator with the Boone County Sheriff’s Department Cyber Crimes Task Force was tipped that a Craigslist ad was posted, seeking two types of animals for sex.

One was a dog, and police declined to comment on the other.

Investigators responded to the ad, offering up a dog for sex, and Hill was arrested when he showed up to meet them in a Columbia, Missouri, park.

Hill, 56, president and chief executive officer of the Windermere Baptist Conference Center at the Lake of the Ozarks, was released from the Boone County Jail after posting a $1,000 bond.