An Ohio woman has been accused of having sex with a dog, recording it, and sharing the video on social media.
Amber Finney, 33, has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of bestiality in Warren Municipal Court on April 10, the Daily Mail reported. Her arrest came shortly after she was recognized by employees at a Walgreens pharmacy from a news report claiming she was wanted for "getting into trouble with animals."
The employees called 911. Authorities then found Finney at her home around 9 p.m. on April 9. She was reportedly hiding in her basement and crying.
The warrant for Finney's arrest was initially issued on Jan. 24 after police learned about the bestiality video. They received numerous complaints from internet users who claimed to have seen the video in which Finney is performing sex acts on a dog.
Finney told authorities the recording was fake and that she was drugged with something that was slipped into her drink, WKBN-TV reported.
However, investigators believe the video is real and that Finney's sexual encounter with the dog occurred on New Year's Day, WFMJ reported.
The criminal complaint states that Finney "did knowingly engage in sexual conduct with an animal, or knowingly possess, sell or purchase and animal with the intent that it be subjected to sexual conduct."
Finney, who goes by the name "HoodPrincess" on Facebook, has owned several pets in the past. She has owned a pit bull mix named "Biggie" and a black-and-white cat. Police have not specified whether the dog seen in the bestiality video is one of Finney's pets.
Finney was booked into Trumbull County Jail and will appear in court for a hearing on April 20.
A bestiality law was recently enacted in Warren, classifying sex with animals as a first-degree misdemeanor punishable by up to 180 days in prison and a $1,000 fine for each count, the Tribune Chronicle reported.
The law was created in the wake of Salvador Rendon's case. This man, according to investigators, had sex multiple times with two boxers in his home over the course of six years. He pleaded guilty to a charge of animal cruelty.
Warren Police said a 16-year-old boy was also recently charged with animal cruelty after confessing to having sex with a small dog, WKBN reported. The boy could not be charged under the city's new bestiality law at the time. He was charged with four counts of animal cruelty.