A 28-year-old Fort Lauderdale man was arrested for knowingly having sexual contact with a dog and cruelty to an animal after witnesses saw him having sex with a pet named Mimi, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported.
Jenson Bolla-Sosa is being held on $12,500 bond after making his first appearance in Broward court Monday, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office.
Witnesses told police that the dog was whimpering in pain, Judge John “Jay” Hurley said as he read the probable cause affidavit against Bolla-Sosa, the Sun Sentinel reported.
Fort Lauderdale Police said they arrested him Sunday, when they also charged him with resisting arrest without violence.
Bolla-Sosa’s public defender said in court Monday that his client has no prior record, and made the case that defendants who are accused of abusing people “are able to post bond.”
“The facts of this case are not good. But comparing it to the abuse of a human being is not as significant,” Assistant Public Defender Terry Conover said, according to the Sun Sentinel.
But the judge responded, “I think abuse of an animal in certain circumstances can be just as significant and troubling," set Bolla-Sosa’s bond at $12,500 and ordered him to stay away from dogs or animals, the paper reported.