University health physicist charged with two counts of bestiality
Holt resident Joseph Hattey, 51, was arrested and charged with allegedly penetrating the dog with both his hand and penis. According to the AG's Office, Hattey did not commit the acts on campus or with an animal in the university's custody.
According to MSU People Search, Hattey works in the Environmental Health And Safety office at the university.
The investigation into Hattey was conducted by Ingham County Animal Control with intervention by the Ingham County Sheriff's Department. The dog in question is currently in the care of Ingham County Animal Control.
Hattey was arraigned in court Monday afternoon. He is set to appear in court June 14 for a preliminary exam, according to court records.
A press release from the AG's Office said that the crime is a felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison.
This story was updated at 5:22 p.m.
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