OCALA, Fla. -

A Marion County farm hand has been arrested after deputies say he had sex acts with a miniature donkey on an Ocala farm, reports WKMG-TV in Orlando.

Carlos Romero, 31, has been charged with sexual activity involving animal, a misdemeanor charge, after the man who rents the farm on NW 60th Avenue told deputies he spotted Romero doing sexual acts with his miniature female donkey last week.

When deputies interviewed Romero, he told them he performed sex acts with the donkey at least 5 or 6 times. He also said that he is aroused by watching animals mate, according to the report.

Romero also told deputies that, "Florida is a backwards state and people frown on zoophilia here."

He was booked into Marion County Jail.