Woman and dog assaulted in local park

A 36-year-old local man has been charged after grabbing a dog’s genitals and a woman’s buttocks.

On May 22, 2018 at approximately 12:30 p.m. the victim was in McBurney Park with her dog. The accused approached and when he bent down to pet the dog, he grabbed the dog’s genitals and squeezed until the dog yelped in pain. The accused then made inappropriate sexual comments towards the victim and grabbed her buttocks. The victim was able to get away from the accused and call police.

Responding officers located the accused still in the park. The accused was arrested and transported to police headquarters where he was held to attend a bail hearing the following day.

The accused was charged with sexual assault, and willfully causing unnecessary pain to an animal.

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