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City woman faces bestiality charge

YOUNGSTOWN — Humane agents say charges are pending against a West Side woman accused of sexually assaulting a small dog.

Mary Louk of the Animal Charity Humane Society told 21-WFMJ TV that this is the first case of bestiality in Mahoning County since a new law was passed in 2017.

“It’s a second degree misdemeanor in the state and we are also going to present some animal cruelty charges that we found while we were investigating,” she said.

Humane agents with Animal Charity of Ohio, the city’s humane agent, received information about a video circulating on social media that allegedly showed the woman assaulting the dog. While searching the home, electronic devices and two small dogs were seized. The dogs are being transferred to a rescue agency outside of the area.

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