Man Charged in Sodomy of Pit Bull to Stand Trial

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) -- A 59-year-old western Michigan parolee will stand trial in the sodomy of his pet pit bull.

The Muskegon Chronicle reports Friday that a two-day jury trial is scheduled Jan. 4 for Jose Sanchez in the 14th Circuit Court.

Sanchez' parole officer was told the pet dog was sexually assaulted Aug. 2. The Muskegon man is charged with one count of sodomy, a 15-year felony.

The newspaper reports that Sanchez' court-appointed attorney hopes to use insanity as a defense. Results of an evaluation by the Michigan Center for Forensic Psychiatry were not available.

The pit bull has been placed with an animal rescue group.

A state corrections website says Sanchez was paroled last year after being convicted in 1998 of second-degree sexual assault involving a person under 13.

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  • by Anonymous on Nov 29, 2010 at 11:58 AM
    I agree with you KELLY, This poor dog should have ripped this guy limb to limb.
  • by Jen Location: Williamston on Nov 29, 2010 at 11:32 AM
    I hope they find this man some help while he's serving his time because he obviously has some massive issues. GROSS!!!!!! (Thinking of how someone inventing a magic brain shampoo to rid my gray matter of this filth would be fantastic right about now.)
  • by Anonymous on Nov 29, 2010 at 10:23 AM
    This guy needs to go away to a padded cell for eternity. What a sick minded pice of garbage.
  • by Kelly Location: Jackson on Nov 28, 2010 at 06:06 PM
    If ever there was time for a pit bull to attack ...
  • by Kelly Location: Jackson on Nov 28, 2010 at 06:04 PM
    Why was this animal ever released from prison in the frist place?
  • by michael Location: Michigan on Nov 28, 2010 at 08:01 AM
    Sick, Twisted, and totally unacceptable. This Man deserves to go back to prison were he can be treated the same as he did his own dog. I do not like pitbull dogs and I think this this man is deranged and has mental issues.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 28, 2010 at 06:07 AM
    He's not Insane, He's a Perv. And a person like this is dangerous not only now to pets..but had there been a child around, that child would have been in extreme danger. Not Insane..Just a Sick PERVERT who cant control himself.
  • by JoeyLoey Location: Muskegon on Nov 27, 2010 at 02:00 PM
    What is going to happen to the puppies? Are they going to be put up for adaoption? Or does this pervert have to pay child support..?
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