College physicist charged with sexually assaulting dog

LANSING, Michigan -- A physicist who works for a university is charged with sexually assaulting a dog.

Joseph Hattey, 51, is facing two counts of sodomy, WILX-TV reported.

An animal control officer and another person both testified during a court hearing that Hattey assaulted the dog in his basement.

The alleged incident came to light when someone tipped off law enforcement after a questionable Craigslist ad, which led them to Hattey.

The basset hound that was allegedly sodomized has been adopted by a new owner.

Hattey has been suspended from his job as a physicist at Michigan State University.