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Man charged with bestiality
Witnesses captured dog assault on video
Reinaldo Lazaro Diaz
A West Main Street man was arrested Tuesday on charges of bestiality after police and animal control officers saw him having sex in the rain with a male pit bulldog. Reinaldo Lazaro Diaz, 68, was booked into the Bulloch County Jail on charges of cruelty to animals and third-offense public indecency, according to jail records, but Statesboro Police Deputy Chief Rob Bryan, interim police chief, said in a press release issued Wednesday afternoon that Diaz is charged with bestiality. Statesboro police officers and Bulloch County Humane Enforcement officers responded to a call around 4:40 p.m. regarding a male who "was seen behind a residence and appeared to be involved in a sexual act with a dog," Bryan said.Humane Enforcement Supervisor Joey Sanders said that he and other officers expected to locate the offender upon arrival but did not expect to catch him in the act of molesting the black-and-white dog.
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