Firefighter sells his dog for sexual encounters with adults while children watch

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By: Tanya Malhotra

A firefighter was arrested and charged with possession of images of sexual abuse of a child after allegedly offering his dog for sexual encounters while children watched, according to police in Washington.

The Seattle Police Department’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) taskforce detectives arrested the 56-year-old man of Toledo, after investigators discovered that he had offered his dog for sexual encounters and had prior online exchanges with a couple convicted of sexually abusing a 6-year-old child.

In instant messages with the couple, the man said he liked to watch adults sexually abusing children, offered to set up an encounter with a young child, and later asked for and received a picture of the husband’s genitals.

ICAC detectives obtained a warrant and traced the email and messages back to the 56-year-old man.

Detectives discovered that he had also posted elsewhere online, offering to provide his German Shepherd to another person for a sexual encounter.

He included a detailed description of his dog’s genitals, and bragged about previously coordinating a sexual encounter between a neighbor and his dog, which he said was witnessed by another young child.

ICAC detectives served a warrant at the man’s home on Monday, and found images of child sexual abuse on his computer.

He was booked into the Lewis County Jail, for possession of images of sexual abuse of a child. The man is a retired firefighter from California, who relocated to the state in recent years.

After serving the warrant, detectives learned the man had recently relinquished ownership of his dogs.