Man arrested after witnesses report seeing him having sex with dog

This story originally was published in The Wichita Eagle on Feb. 21, 2008

A 43-year-old man faces criminal charges after neighbors told police they saw him having sex with his roommate's dog in south Wichita early Saturday morning.

Witnesses told police they heard the dog barking and yelping shortly before 2 a.m. Saturday in the 2000 block of South Santa Fe.

When they looked to see what was going on, they saw the man with the dog in the backyard of the house across the street.

The dog, a mix of labrador and German shepherd, belonged to the suspect's roommate, police said.

The dog apparently was not injured in the incident, Lt. Troy Livingston of the sex crimes unit said.

Investigators are looking into whether there have been similar incidents at the house or involving the suspect elsewhere, Livingston said.

Investigators will be presenting the case to the Sedgwick County District Attorney's Office, which will determine what charges will be filed in the case, Livingston said.