SHELTON - Police say a Shelton man is accused of sexually assaulting a horse on his neighbor's corral.

Police say the sister of the horse's owner, Christine Flannery, saw 63-year-old Marian Wegiel using his arm to sexually abuse the horse named ?Indiana.? Flannery says her sister had tried to stop the alleged abuse.

Flannery says when police arrived at their home on Partridge Lane, her sister and the officers confronted Wegiel, who at that point had stopped. He told police he had heard a loud noise and had come over to pet the horse and calm her down.

Police say Wegiel was arrested and later changed his story of what happened.