College physicist charged with sexually assaulting dog

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Joseph Hattey, 51 (wearing glasses on screen shot), is facing two counts of sodomy. The alleged incident happened in the basement of his Michigan residence. (KTRK)

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.
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