Florida Man Arrested for Child Porn and Sex With His Girlfriend's Dog UPDATE
Update: Turns out Atunes worked at the Humane Society -- and his girlfriend was the Pinellas chapter's medical director. Workers at the shelter disagree about whether Atunes could have been left alone with the dogs.
Police arrived at Antunes's home after receiving the tip he might be hoarding child porn. According to the Tampa Bay Times, Antunes admitted to downloading and watching child porn and let authorities search his hard drive. Nine photos and one video were uncovered.
But when they searched Antunes's cell phone, they found something else: pictures of him having sex with his girlfriend's dog.
The alleged sex criminal was charged with ten counts of possessing child pornography. The local State Attorney's Office will decide whether to charge him on counts of animal cruelty.
As you remember, a law banning bestiality in Florida finally went into effect last October. If he's charged, Antunes could be one of the first few people prosecuted under the new law.
Update: The Tampa Bay Times reports this morning that Atunes worked at the Pinellas County Humane Society, where his girlfriend was the medical director. Atunes was a contract worker at the shelter. The society's director of development, Twila Cole, tells the Times he was "never on the property working unsupervised."
But a former co-worker contradicts that statement, telling the paper that Atunes was in charge of the medical kennels, where he would care for and walk abused dogs.
Police say they have no evidence that Atunes's girlfriend knew he was sexually abusing her pit bull mix.
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