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      Herkimer County men accused of sexually abusing cows

      Michael Jones and Reid Fontaine

      Two Herkimer County men are accused of sexually abusing cows.

      35-year-old Michael Jones, of Cedarville Road in Ilion, and 31-year-old Reid Fontaine are charged with sexual misconduct, a misdemeanor.

      The owner of a local farm set up video surveillance in his barn, trying to figure out why his cows appeared anxious and were not producing normally. The owner later contacted State Police after video revealed the cows were being sexually abused.

      Police say their investigation found Jones agreed to videotape Fontaine as he tried to have sexual contact with several cows.

      Both men were arrested and charged with sexual misconduct. They were released on an appearance ticket.