A Long Island man is facing shocking charges after authorities say he had sex with a dog and then beat it with a baseball bat.
26-year-old Steven Errante of Dix Hills has been charged with aggravated cruelty to animals, petit larceny, and sexual misconduct. The petit larceny charge has been presented because Errante allegedly stole the dog from a pen behind a church near his home.
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The dog suffered a severe skull injury, among other serious ones, and sadly had to be euthanized days later.
Errante pleaded not guilty to the charges against him and is being held on $50,000 cash bail or $100,000 bond. A psychiatric evaluation has also been ordered to see if the man is mentally unstable.