WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The superintendent at a suburban New York housing complex has been sent to prison for entering a tenant’s apartment and having sex with a Labrador retriever.

Kujtim Nicaj, 44, of Rye was sentenced Tuesday to 6 1/2 years behind bars, Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore said.

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Nicaj pleaded guilty in October to burglary as a sexually motivated felony and to sexual misconduct.

Prosecutors said the incident was captured in February on cameras set up by the apartment owner, who suspected someone had been breaking in.

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DiFiore said Nicaj will have to register as a sex offender.

“This defendant engaged in behavior that is not only reprehensible but also was abusive to someone’s pet,” said DiFiore after Nicaj’s guilty plea. “Taking advantage of a helpless animal is an act of depravity which has often been a predictor of violence against humans.”

Nicaj had been fired as superintendent Rye Colony Cooperative Apartments.

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