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Police arrest man suspected of having sex with a dog
BY STAN FINGER
The Wichita Eagle
A woman responding to a break-in in her garage found a man having sexual intercourse with her 4-year-old female rottweiler, police said Wednesday.
The woman called police Tuesday night after finding the man.
Police arrested the man, who they say had a prior conviction for the same crime less than six months ago.
"This is the first time that I've ever seen this... and I've been in law enforcement a long time," said Lt. Sam Hanley, who leads the department's sex crimes unit.
The man was booked into Sedgwick County Jail on suspicion of criminal sodomy and aggravated burglary.
The burglary was included because the man is suspected of breaking into the garage while someone was home, police said.
He had lived with the family for a while last year in the 3700 block of East Clark, police said.
The man pleaded no contest to having sex with an animal last September in Reno County and was fined $353, according to court documents.
He also can be found on an Internet Web site where people show photos and tell stories about sex with animals, Capt. Darrell Haynes said.
The rottweiler was not injured, Hanley said, but a Kansas Humane Society spokeswoman said the incident still qualifies as animal cruelty.
"It is abuse," said Jennifer Campbell, director of communications for the Kansas Humane Society. "That is committing a violent act toward that animal."
Campbell said she hopes investigators explore whether the incident was an attempt to strike out at the dog's owners.
"That's where a lot of animal cruelty starts," she said.
Research has shown that perpetrators "are frustrated and angry and upset, and animals are vulnerable," Campbell said.
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