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Dog taken to safety after man used it as girlfriend and had sex with it

By Mason White 12:22 PM July 31, 2014
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By: Sanvi Rizvi
Animal control removed a dog from its owner’s care after he was accused of raping it.

The dog’s owner however, was not arrested for having sex with it because he suffers from a mental illness.

The mentally ill man, who lives alone in Tshwane, South Africa, was accused of using the dog as his girlfriend.

He allegedly slept in the bed with the dog and had sex with it.

The man’s uncle, 63-year-old Phillip Sadick, and his wife Thembi, 53, called the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) after they found suspicious signs of sex abuse in his bedroom.

The couple said that they found blood stains and dog fur on their nephew’s sheets. That raised suspicion that their nephew was having sex with his dog.

The 35-year-old suspect became mentally ill about eight years ago. “We always knew that he had a dog, but it came as a surprise when we found blood stains and dog fur on his sheet,” the aunt said.

Inspector Meschack Matlou of the SPCA, said that there were no visible sign of penetration on the dog, and that a mentally ill person cannot be prosecuted. The dog was placed in a safe environment.