Teen is arrested after family friend caught him on home security video engaging in sex acts with her pet dog
Damian Barton was charged with crime against nature or sodomy in Alpena, Michigan Tuesday
A family friend contacted police to say she was reviewing home security footage
Complainant claimed she saw Barton, engaging in sex acts with her dog
The 18-year-old was held in Alpena County jail on a $5,000 bond and will next appear in court on May 2
Michigan man Damian Barton, 18, was arrested for allegedly engaging in sex acts with a dog, Michigan State Police said Tuesday
A Michigan man was arrested for allegedly engaging in sex acts with a dog, Michigan State Police said Tuesday.
Damian Barton, 18, has been charged with a count of crime against nature or sodomy, according to officials.
He was arraigned on the charge Monday in 88th District Court in Alpena, which is about 250 miles north of Detroit and located on Lake Huro
Troopers were called to investigate a report that a man had been caught on video engaging in sex acts with a dog.
The caller reported that she was reviewing her home security video system, when she saw Barton, a family friend, engaging in the sex acts with her bull terrier/lab mix.
Troopers reviewed the video and spoke with witnesses. The suspect was then subsequently arrested and placed in the Alpena County jail.
The case was sent to the Alpena County Prosecutor, who issued a felony warrant charging Barton with one count under 750.158.
The magistrate ordered Barton to be held on a $5,000 bond and set his next court date for May 2, according to court records.
News of Barton’s arrest has generated much discussion on social media.
The case comes as several news outlets reported that three men accused of having sex with 12 animals have been sentenced to prison.
Matthew Brubaker, 32, Terry Wallace, 41, and Marc Measnikoff , 34, have all been sentenced to 20 to 41 years in state prison with additional probation, CBS Pittsburgh reported.
The men were arrested in 2018 after a 16-year-old boy told state police all three were having sex with dogs, horses, a cow and a goat.