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I don’t know what I expected when I clicked the link, but I felt compelled to do so. An Illinois man was charged with abusing his pet peacock “Phyl,” a crime discovered while police were investigating an allegation about the “indecent solicitation of a child.”

“David Beckman, 64, of the 600 block of East Devon Avenue, was charged with the crime after police learned the bird died while they were investigating Beckman about an alleged case of indecent solicitation of a child.”