An Alton, Ill., man has been arrested and charged with sexual conduct with an animal, reported Thursday's publication of The Telegraph.
Terry Wayne Davis, 43, is accused of having sex, on more than once occasion, with a five-month old Rottweiler puppy named "Lucy."
According to the report, Davis allegedly had sex with the pup on three different occasions; his deviant behavior was brought to light when the puppy's owner came home on Tuesday and found him "lying on a love seat, restraining and having sex with the dog."
Alton police officers involved in the case are disturbed by the alleged crime.
Alton Police Chief Jake Simmons said:
It is very troubling and deplorable for somebody to do this to an animal,”
“We worked this as a sexual assault case. The dog was examined by a veterinarian, and we used a rape kit. We were very serious about this. It is very troubling.”
Davis is a known sexual predator. He is listed on the Illinois State Police Sex Offenders Registry for forcing a minor to have sex with him when he was 33 years of age.
In a news release, Chief Simmons stated:
The Alton Police Department takes all sex offenses seriously,
It was good and fast police work that resulted in the apprehension of this predator. We are happy to report that Lucy has been seen by the vet and suffered no physical injuries as a result of these incidents. Thankfully, we were able to stop Davis before his behavior escalated and he went after, or hurt, anyone else.”
If you would like to continue receiving the latest dog related news, tips and advice, please click the "Subscribe" icon which is located at the top of this column.
It is free and anonymous to sign up For updates and further discussion, follow the National Dog News Examiner on Facebook and Twitter!
I am human; if you see a typo, please let me know. Questions, comments or story ideas can be emailed to Eims1@live.com.