A 39-year-old man from Manhattan, New York, was arrested on April 13 after he was caught on video having sex with his girlfriend’s dog.
Jesus Gutierrez’s girlfriend, who did not provide her name, said she became suspicious when her dog, a Maltese named Princess, began hiding.
“The dog was hiding in the house,” she told the Daily News. “She never hides. I had a feeling there was something going on in my house.”
Before leaving for work April 13, she set up a camera in her bedroom to find out what was happening. Gutierrez was caught on camera naked from the waist down with Princess at around 3:45 p.m., according to prosecutors.
Prosecutors added that Princess was visibly distressed during the incident, which lasted around 30 minutes.
“It’s sick,” she added. “I confronted him.”
The 43-year-old also contacted the police, who took Gutierrez into custody around 7:30 p.m. on April 13.
Princess was taken to a hospital for treatment. She reportedly had "some bruises."
“[The veterinarians] told me she’s fine … she’s a good girl,” the woman said.
Gutierrez was charged with misdemeanor torturing of an animal and sexual conduct with an animal, according to the Daily News.
Gutierrez was released April 14 without bail after making a court appearance. His lawyer Jack D. Goldberg said he had not yet seen any evidence of the charges. Goldberg also said Gutierrez was intoxicated during the incident.
According to court papers, Gutierrez admitted abusing the dog for his own sexual enjoyment.
Gutierrez’s girlfriend said she kicked the 39-year-old out of her home, and added the video had disturbed her.
“I can’t even sleep,” she told the Daily News. “I didn’t want to see the full video – I saw little bits.”