LONG BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — Prosecutors on Long Island have charged a man with breaking into his tenants’ apartment and sexually abusing their 2-year-old dog.
Mitchell Marsicano of Long Beach was arraigned Friday on burglary and sexual misconduct charges. Bail was set at $10,000 cash. His attorney declined to comment.
Nassau County prosecutors say Marsicano illegally entered an apartment in the house he owned and sexually assaulted the dog, a 23-pound Japanese breed named Snowball. They said the tenants called authorities after witnessing the latest assault on Thursday.
The dog was examined at a nearby animal hospital and showed signs of trauma.
Prosecutors said the investigation was ongoing and additional charges were possible.
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