An Ohio teen came clean about his romp with the family dog, the Warren Police Department reports.
A family member reportedly walked in on the boy, 17, lying in bed, naked, with the dog. The family member reported the incident to Children Services in Trumbull County.
The teen now faces two misdemeanor counts of bestiality and animal cruelty charges, according to WKBN.
Authorities stated that it’s not the first time it’s occurred. About one year ago, the boy, who was 16 at the time, was found guilty of one charge of animal cruelty for having sexual contact with the dog. At that time, however, the state’s bestiality law had not yet taken effect.
According to WKBN, investigators said the boy admitted to having sex with the dog twice, once in July and again in September. He is currently in the custody of the Juvenile Detention Center for probation violation.
The dog, which is a dachsund mix, was looked at by a veterinarian to see if it sustained any injuries.
“My concern with the interview is if he would do this to an animal, would you do to a small child,” Det. Nick Carney, Warren Police Department, said. “So this case is not open and shut. There is some follow-up work I have to do that I can’t really talk about right now.”
Investigators say if the dog suffered any serious injuries, the charges could be changed.