Hearing for MSU physicist charged with bestiality rescheduled

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LANSING, MI (WILX) -- A hearing for a Michigan State University Health Physicist accused of sexually abusing a dog was scheduled to happen on Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 9 a.m.

However, the pre-trial conference was adjourned early with a new date scheduled for August 13 at 9 a.m. and a trial date of September 3.

Joseph Hattey is heading to trial on a bestiality charge.

Hattey has been suspended from his job as a physicist at Michigan State University, although the alleged assault did not happen on campus.

The dog, a Basset Hound named Flash, has since been adopted to a new home.

Hattey has denied any wrongdoing.

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