Pony sexually assaulted in barn

Authorities in Delaware are warning horse owners that a person who sexually assaulted a pony is still on the loose.

The incident took place overnight Wednesday into Thursday.  The pony was in her stall in her owner's barn in Camden at the time of the attack.

The mare suffered significant trauma, according to the Delmarva Equine Clinic.  The pony is expected to recover from what the clinic described as "pretty disturbing" injuries.

A report was filed with the Delaware State Police.

A post on the group's Facebook page warned horse owners to "be vigilant and keep an eye on your horses and property."