Kujtim Nicaj, 44, of White Plains, N.Y., has been sentenced to six years in prison for entering a tenant's apartment and sexually assaulting that person's dog.
According to Tuesday's Wall Street Journal, in addition to the prison time, Nicaj will also have to register as a sexual offender.
In October, Nicaj, who was the superintendent of the Rye Colony Cooperative Apartments, pleaded guilty to burglary as a sexually motivated felony, and sexual misconduct.
The victimized dog, a 15-month-old Labrador retriever, was assaulted by Nicaj multiple times last February.
The tenant suspected that someone had been entering the apartment and set up hidden cameras which captured Nicaj's untoward activities.
After Nicaj's arrest, Janet DiFiore, the Westchester County District Attorney, acknowledged the tie between animal abuse and human abuse, and the gravity of Nicaj's actions when she stated:
“This defendant engaged in behavior that is not only reprehensible, but was abusive to someone’s pet,”
“Taking advantage of a helpless animal is an act of depravity which has often been a predictor of violence against humans.”
Nicaj was fired from his job at the apartment complex.
Prior story on this disturbing incident here.
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